New tandem truck for Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

KILLALOE – At the March 6 meeting of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards (KHR) council, a number of topics were discussed. Roads Superintendent, Dean Holly, was asked by council to prepare a tender for a new tandem truck. The arrangement, said Mayor Janice Visneskie-Moore, should be on a lease to buy. Since the township’s grader will be paid off in May, the new vehicle will not impact the taxpayer, Visneskie-Moore said. Holly agreed that getting a new truck made sense since the department has two trucks that are at the same age and could fail. Councillor Ted Browne raised the issue of the spending proposed the KHR fire department’s recently presented ten year plan, which includes repairs to the Killaloe fire station. “We should wait on that for a while,” Browne said. “Should we not build something so that our winter vehicles do not sit outside?” Of the town’s vehicles, Councillor Carl Kuehl said, “Everything sits outside summer and winter. It just deteriorates.” Visneskie-Moore said that a building was beyond the budget of the township. Holly said two of his staff went to a sandbag workshop organized by the county. The staff were impressed by the workshop and learned how to use sandbags for more effective water control. Holly said the new method used more sandbags but made the barrier more water tight and gave better control. For more pick up a copy of the March 14, paper.