Andrews council discusses upgrading park

The Andrews Town Council discussed the possibility of upgrading the town's park during its regular meeting on Monday, March 16.

Those in attendance agreed that the park is currently unusable due to missing basketball rims and nets, no restrooms available, condition of the equipment and vandalism, among other issues.

A suggestion was made by residents to relocate the park to prevent future problems.

The formation of a park committee was also discussed. The committee would be comprised of volunteers who would lead the park upgrade.

The council discussed possible repairs and improvements. Members plan to receive quotes on these projects.

In other business Monday evening, the council discussed amending the county zoning ordinance on livestock operations.

Council President Karl Shockome informed the council of Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development's request to hold a public hearing regarding animal waste and amending the code.
Town Operations Manager Van Juillerat gathered two quotes on a new generator for the water plant, as well as the cost of the pad and the use of a crane to install the generator.

The council approved purchase of the generator through Power Technology.

The council also reviewed last year's spring cleanup procedures. Shockome intends to obtain estimates of costs on trash containers from Wabash Valley Refuse.

The council will meet again on April 13 at the Andrews Municipal Building.