Several items were discussed during Sandborn's September town council meeting.
One of the items brought to the attention of the council was from Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) saying prior to demolishing the K&P Lodge building a professional asbestos inspector would have to inspect the building.
If asbestos is found, the town would be required to hire a professional and licensed asbestos removal firm.
Another item on the agenda was a request for a water and sewer credit for A.K.B. Oil Co. A major leak in the trailer on the property was not discovered for quite some time. The sewer credit would be in the amount of $224.76. The water credit is $291.93 and the sales tax credit amounts to $20.44 for a total of $537.13. The credits were approved.
A credit was denied for a water leak at First Christian Church due to a previous request this year.
Following the reading of a letter from resident Carolyn Augustine regarding the dumping of furniture on property adjacent to the elevator, the council noted that since there was no town marshal no action could be taken unless someone witnessed the incident or got a license number of the vehicle involved in the dumping.
Street Superintendent Dave Myers reported that he had inspected area streets and determined that it would cost $1,500 to repair a spot on Waggoner St. and $450 to build up a spot on Center Street.
Clerk-Treasurer Judith Hartsburg said there wasn't enough money to cover the cost of street repair this year but it could be covered in 2013. The board decided to delay the repairs.
Water Superintendent Cliff Pemberton reported that 1,061,000 gallons of water were pumped during August and 19,000 gallons were flushed. A total of 1,015,010 gallons were billed, resulting in an 11.8 percent loss.
Pemberton noted that fencing had been ordered for the pump house property and should be delivered soon.
Pemberton also announced that Mike Mathias from Midwest Engineering had resigned and the new representative is Derick Wiggins.
In his report for the sewer department, Pemberton said 636,100 gallons of effluent was discharged in August for an average daily balance of 20,500 gallons a day. The BOD was 99 percent, SS removed was 97.2 percent and ammonia removed was 99.1 percent.
Pemberton noted that the sewer plant is operating at 30 percent, which is very well. The council voted to purchase a new ammonia meter in the amount of 2,500 with funds from the O&M sewer account.
During remarks from residents, Wilma Heshelman thanked the board for its assistance in receiving a housing grant.
The council assured Heshelman that parts for the storm sewer in front of her house that needs repaired are ordered.
Regarding Martin Gonzales' complaint of trash strewn next to his property, the council advised him to lodge a complaint with Knox County Solid Waste. The board also noted that city employees would send a letter to the property owner asking him/her to mow the grass. If it isn't mowed, the town will mow it and file a lien against the property.
In other business, the council:
* Announced there would be a special board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18, regarding the 2013 budget. Concerned citizens are invited to attend.
* Reminded citizens of "Clean-Up Day" on Saturday, Oct. 20. Dumpsters will be located at the sewer plant on State Road 67 North. Tires are the only item not accepted.
* Noted there will be a park board dinner Sunday, Sept. 23.
* Reported that Christopher Huey Excavating was awarded the estimate to clean the Apple property on Corbin Street. The Town of Sandborn is allowed to request payment for administrative costs and attorney fees.