PORTER | The Town Council unanimously granted a payment of $1,390 from CEDIT funds on Monday to cover repairs after the furnace at Town Hall broke last week.
Porter Clerk-Treasurer Carol Pomeroy requested the payment. She also received approval for up to $28,500 from CEDIT to cover the police debt lease in case the town does not receive a tax draw in time, or a sufficient tax draw, to cover the cost.
Assistant Fire Chief Jay Craig reminded residents there is an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the fire station. Officials are accepting new unwrapped gifts for the program.
The council unanimously approved the 2014 salary ordinance. It dictates pay for various employee positions within town departments.
Park Director Brian Bugajski said an anonymous donation of 12 saplings to the park which will be planted in the spring. He said parks officials also will embark on a five-year plan. He asked for town residents and visitors to stop by Town Hall or park department to fill out a survey to assist with the plan.
Bugajski inquired about reducing the rental rate for the park community facility during months when rentals are not popular to encourage use. Council President Elka Nelson suggested having the park liaison meet with Bugajski to draft an ordinance to be taken to legal advisement before a vote.
Nelson recommended that any artists or musicians willing to work with the town’s seniors volunteer their time since the group has expressed interest in such programs.
The council's last meeting of the year is at 5:30 p.m Dec. 30.