Crothersville Town Council monthly meetings to remain same


The Crothersville Town Council will continue its tradition of meeting at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

That motion was made by Councilman Jamy Greathouse during Tuesday night’s meeting at Crothersville Town Hall. It received unanimous approval from the three other members present. Councilman Chad Wilson was absent.

The Jan. 7 meeting was the first one for Greathouse and two other new council members — Jason Hillenburg and Katie Masters. They were elected to their positions in the Nov. 5 general election, while Wilson and Danieta Foster were re-elected.

During the January meeting, town attorney Jeff Lorenzo proposed breaking from tradition by having two council meetings per month. Routine matters, like reports from the engineering and grant consultants and the four town department heads, could be done at one meeting, while the other would deal with more substantive issues, he said.

His hope was to avoid two-hour-plus monthly meetings and then having to conduct special or executive meetings later each month to complete various types of business.

Wilson also had suggested incorporating the safety board into one of the meetings so that wouldn’t take up another day each month. Lorenzo also attends those meetings.

The council was asked to think about the proposals and share thoughts at the February meeting.

Despite all of the business the council had in January, it was able to finish in an hour and a half. Then for the February meeting Tuesday night, the council was able to conduct all of its business in less than an hour.

For those reasons, Greathouse made a motion to keep the meetings the same: 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the town hall, 111 E. Howard St.

“I still think that we’re good with just a single time a month,” he said. “If we do happen to come across the times when we have time-sensitive things, we can call a special meeting.”