Brownstown council reorganizes during recent meeting


BROWNSTOWN — Brownstown Town Councilman Gregg Goshorn will continue to serve as president of the council this year.

That decision was made Monday night during the council’s first meeting of the year at the town hall.

Council members also approved liaison assignments.

Councilman Tim Robinson was selected to serve as the liaison with the police department, new Councilwoman Anne Carlin will serve as the council’s representative on the park and recreation board and new Councilman Brian Reynolds will serve on the Fairview Cemetery board.

Councilwoman Crystal Stuckwisch was selected as the town’s liaison with the street department, and Goshorn was picked as the liaison with the sewer department.

The council further opted to retain Brownstown attorney Zach Miller as town attorney but agreed to review his present pay structure with an eye toward increasing the $175 per hour he presently receives.

The council also approved the sixth payment of $175,000 to Veregy LLC for a project to convert the town’s wastewater treatment plant to solar power to save the town on utility costs.

Goshorn said the balance to finish the project is $117,169. The original contract amount was $913,632.

Town Clerk-Treasurer Sonya Nale said a Veregy representative recently told her the final bill might be a little less, but she did not receive any information about when the project might be completed.

Goshorn said the racks for the solar panels at the treatment plant on the west side of town have been installed, but the panels have not been delivered yet.

Nale also was told she could obtain pricing for a fireproof safe for storage of minutes of meetings and town ordinances. She said the town had a fireproof safe when the town hall was located on West Walnut Street.

Goshorn said the size of that safe made it hard to move when the town hall was moved to its present location at 116 E. Cross St.

The council’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 22. For the remainder of the year, the council plans to continue meeting at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month with the exception of any changes for holidays. Meetings are open to the public and press.

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