Town of Oolitic Passes State Audit

(OOLITIC) – Dirk Sears, Vice President of the Oolitic Town Council, reported that the town passed the recent audit. The Town Council thanked Jessica Staggs for working very hard in making sure the town’s finances and books were well kept.

The Town Council also approved a bid by Martin Roofing to tear down a room in the Town Garage next to Town Hall. The total cost of the project is $3,100 and does not include repairs of the roof.

An update was given on Ezra Sullivan who will be returning to work following a traffic accident last week on U.S 50 near Kings Ridge Road. Sullivan was involved in the crash while returning from Huntingtonburg.

Indiana Landmarks will be helping obtain an engineer to check on the structural integrity of the North building of the Oolitic School before proceeding with any work. The total cost of the engineering work is estimated at $2,500 with the town putting in around $300 towards the study.

Town Councilman Johny Bob Dillion reports that the two structures face possible condemnation. Dillion says the property owners are working on getting the buildings up to code. The property owners were given until April 27th. This includes property on East Oolitic Road, as well as the Deford Building.

The town council approved a $2,400 expense for studies of properties around the stormwater projects. The study will look at undisturbed areas prior to them digging in the area.

Zac Bell reported that crews have been very busy. Their work includes meter checks, plowing, and repairing water leaks. He also notes that more than 49,000 pounds of trash has been picked up and 300 pounds of heavy trash has been disposed of. They’ve also serviced the town trash truck.

“These guys are staying on top of it,” said Town Council Vice-President Dirk Sears.

Glen and Leah Gross addressed the council with concerns on overtime, upcoming storm/water projects, and dog complaints.

Jerry Garland was given permission to build a home on Lafayette Street. A two-story home will be constructed.