The Jasonville City Council learned Tuesday night Phase II of the Water Treatment Project was nearly complete.
"All of the easements are complete. All the information will be sent to the title company, then to Rural Development, then they will be released from IDEM (Indiana Department of Environmental Management)," Utilities Superintendent Troy Fougerousse said.
Last month Attorney Jeff Hawkins of Hawkins Law informed the council he still had three easements to acquire before Phase II could near completion.
"We are looking at (accepting) bidding by the first of December now," Fougerousse said.
Jim Johnson said the Jasonville Heritage Museum was very well received at the Jasonville/Shakamak High School Homecoming.
"We had a very successful weekend at the museum. We had over 200 people come in the museum and everyone seemed pleased with the new look," Johnson said.
Johnson said he would like to especially thank Barb Clayton, Dode Sexton, Marge Johnson, JD Johnson and Jerry Miller for their efforts completing this phase of the project.
The museum has one new member and five pledges who will be sending their donations to the museum soon. Johnson noted he picked up a grant check from Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC in the amount of $250.
Johnson encouraged everyone to visit the museum and see the hard work in installing a new stair case and two newly remodeled rooms.
"You guys have really done a great job with the limited number of funds," Jasonville Mayor Roy Terrell said.
The council voted unanimously to have 11 trees on Main Street downtown replaced and mulched. They accepted a bid from Colonial Landscaping to replace and mulch around the trees in the amount of $1,464.29.
Terrell said some of the trees were damaged or broken along Main Street.
Clerk-treasurer Jane Landry said the bill on the rental of the dumpsters for two days for the community clean up day in the amount of $1,385.19.
"I don't know what the cost was before, but it was a lot more than that before," Terrell said.
Landry said she believed the price was higher before too, and was waiting to see if there would be another bill sent.
Council member Peggy Sluder noted the dumpsters appeared to be well used by the community.
Jasonville Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Gadberry told the council the department was especially proud of efforts of police officers Ryan VanHorn and Andrew Duguay.
The two officers put in extra efforts with the Greene County Drug Task Force to take down three members of a methamphetamine lab in Jasonville.
"I believe these guys are doing a great job," Gadberry said.
He added Homecoming went surprisingly smoother than previous years.
"Homecoming went well, everyone had a good time and no one went to jail," Gadberry said with a laugh.
Gadberry noted the department began training for the Spillman/CAD program, and should be going live by Nov. 1.
Gadberry added the department made seven arrests: one domestic batter; one wanted on warrant; two operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and three methamphetamine related.
They also gave four tickets, had 14 case reports, handled two crashes, gave 12 assists to other departments, and issued four gun permits and five title checks.
Terrell made the announcement the Jasonville Police Department will be sponsoring the Fire Safety Prevention Program at Hanna Field from 4 to 8 p.m Saturday. It will feature a free bean dinner and fire trucks on display.
Council member Brad Duncan noted the Jasonville Chamber of Commerce has installed new "Welcome to Jasonville: Gateway to Shakamak" sign at the entrance of town.
The Chamber will soon be working to install a new football field sign.
The Jasonville City Council will be meeting in special session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the Senior Center Building.