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Enfield Village Shuts Down Police Dept.


The board voted unanimously to suspend the Enfield Police Department until further notice due to the amount of money White County wants to charge for dispatch service. Mayor Tom Harbour said, and the board members agreed that the village is a small operation and has a lot of expenses, so therefore cannot afford to pay for the service. The county will now have to do Enfield’s policing.

Concerning cleanup of properties, one resident has agreed to pay for his cleanup and two others are going to court over their situations. There are more that need to clean up their properties that haven’t been gotten to yet.

A directional boring permit has been drawn up for whenever someone, such as a cable TV company wants to dig underground, requires then to clean-up after completion and they are liable for repairing any damage they cause. It would also call for only one excavation at time. There would also be a fee charged. The board members will look over the proposal for possible approval at next month’s meeting.

Residents are reminded to call “Julie” before they dig by dialing 8-1-1 and if they smell a possible gas leak to call toll free at 1-800-374-8907.

$8,409 in Motor Fuel Tax funds were approved.

Enfield’s annual Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 4th.

The board approved purchasing a wireless printer/scanner for office purposes.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 1 PM sharp at J. L. Willin Park. The board donated $100 to go towards the hunt.

The 4-H is doing work at the park on Saturday, April 27 and are looking for volunteers. They will be doing painting, cleaning the bathrooms and picking up trash, installing a new bench, and replacing the volleyball nets.

The board approved donations of $100 to the NCOE High School graduation and alcohol-free party and to the renewal of the outfield sign at the Norris City ball park.

Mayor Harbour asked everyone to keep board member Jeanie Palmiter, who was not at the meeting, in their thoughts as she has been battling health problems recently.

The board adjourned at 8:42 PM.

Now that we are back to Daylight Savings Time, the board meetings now begin at 7:30 PM.