We would like to congratulate Clerk-Treasurer Robyn Cook for her completion of studies to earn her CMC (Certified Municipal Clerk) certificate. We appreciate her!
We are happy to introduce John "Toby" Benge as our newest member to the Atlanta Town Council. Toby was appointed to the position by the Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman, Pete Emigh, after the resignation of Abe Evans. Toby and his wife Mary have lived in and raised their family in Atlanta for the last 39 years. Toby has kept himself informed of town business by regularly attending town council meetings. In addition, his volunteerism during the Atlanta New Earth Festival is greatly appreciated. WELCOME ABOARD TOBY!
It is with great sadness that we report that past Atlanta Town Council President Abe Evans has lost his courageous battle with cancer. Abe had been battling stage IV colon cancer since the first of the year. Abe had served our community since moving to Atlanta over 20 years ago. His devotion to our community had not waivered regardless of the circumstances. Abe's positive attitude and sense of humor had not left him during his last heartbreaking and painful days and in true Abe fashion his concern for others triumphed. IF YOU ARE OVER 50 GET A COLONOSCOPY was his mantra. There will be a public service to celebrate his life in a few weeks. More details will be shared as those plans are finalized. Abe's family greatly appreciates your continured support, thoughts and prayers.
Heavy Trash Pick-up Dates:
June 20, 2014 - September 19, 2014
Residents are encouraged to use these dates to place one heavy item out for trash pickup. Items may consist of anything that would not contain freon or that would in any way harm the environment.
If you have more than one item, maybe your neighbor is not going to put anything out??
A NOTE FROM OUR UTILITY SUPERINDENDENT:
Hose Bib Meter: You may purchase a hose bib meter for $112.68 through our utility department. This will allow you to meter your outside water that does not go down the sanitary sewer. In doing this you will recieve a once a year adjustment on your water bill in the form of a credit for the sewer that was not used.
Radio Read Meters: The town has finished the process of changing all water meters to radio read meters. This will allow the town to have a more accurate read of water used, it will allow the town to audit your account in the event of a leak and it will eliminate estimation of water bills.
See how much water you use with regular usage or leaks!
Activity that uses water
- Toilet 5 gallons/flush
- Shower 4 gallons/minute
- Tub Bath 30 gallons
- dishwasher 14 gallons/load
- Clothes Washer 50 gallons/load
- Lavatory/sink 2 gallons/fill
- To help conserve water you can turn off water during teeth brushing, shampooing, showering, and dish washing
- Make sure your outside hydrant is shut off when not in use.
- 1 drop/second 7 gallons/day
- a steady drip 20 gallons/day
- 1/32: trickle 200 gallons/day
Please do not dump any grease or oils down your drains. We are having a problem with grease buildup in the lift station that is causing it to malfunction. We have had to start treating for the grease build up in hopes to prevent costly repairs. Sewer rates are directly affected by operational costs. For you convenience there is a grease trap located behind the Town Hall, in the N.W. corner of the parking lot. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Community Bench Project:
By collecting CAPS from household containers, benches can be made from something that would ordinarily be thrown away.
400lbs. + $200 = a bench
This program is offered from Greentree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana to involve young people in recycling and community service. Any plastic cap that is clean and free of metal may be donated.
Some examples include:
- Snap on-cottage cheese, coffee can, and yogurt lids.
- Twist on-medicine, drink bottles and milk (including the ring).
- Flip top-ketchup and condiment bottles.
- Large twist-detergent.
- Spout-such as squirt mustard.
Drop off locations are: Atlanta Town Hall, Atlanta Music Hall and the Atlanta Library
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has been collecting plastic lids! We are close to getting our first bench!
The council recently passed an ordinance which requires trash carts to be placed at the curb no earlier than 12:00 noon on the day preceding the designated collection day and for prompt retrieval of the trash carts no later than 12:00 noon the following day.
The intent of this ordinance is to prevent carts from sitting on or near the streets indefinitely.
PayGov is now set up.
There are 3 options: Pay in the Town Hall, Call after hours #, or go online.
PLEASE Read: We have plenty of food available at our food pantry at Aroma United Methodist Church, 16301 E. 281st St., Atlanta, IN. We are open every Monday from Noon til 2 PM. Clients are welcome from either Jackson of White River Township. Anyone who is in the Hamilton Heights School District can visit the pantry one time a month. We require only a valid ID with address. Please call me or email me with any questions at 765-557-0418 or email@example.com. Thank you, Cathy Stowe, Coordinator Open Arms Food Pantry.