Town Board to OK modified codes |

Town Board to OK modified codes

What: Oak Creek Town Board

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Oak Creek Town Hall

After conducting just two meetings in the past two months, the Oak Creek Town Board is poised to get back to business tonight.

The Town Board is scheduled to discuss many issues during its meeting, including adoption of modified municipal codes, discussion of electric meter deposits, getting new software for the town’s computer system and announcing the new town clerk, Mayor Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman said.

In addition to the scheduled agenda items, Rodeman said representatives from the King’s Mountain gravel pit south of Toponas are scheduled to update the Town Board about progress with the pit.

Paradigm Theater owner Barbi Bonfiglio is scheduled to appear before the Town Board for a hearing about her application for a liquor license. Rodeman said anyone who has a comment about Bonfiglio’s liquor license application should go to Town Hall or attend tonight’s meeting.

Other agenda items include clarifying whether the town’s codes permit payment plans on electric meter bills.

Rodeman said a town resident had wanted to set up a payment plan to pay his bill but was told by town employees that he was not allowed to do so and would have to pay the bill in its entirety.

Rodeman said she was under the impression that the town’s municipal codes allow payment plans. She intends to clarify the issue with the Town Board.

Rodeman also said the Town Board will accept several altered municipal codes the town began discussing several months ago. At issue were obscure municipal codes that required people to clean their trash cans once a week; required mobile-home parks to provide a recreation area; required liquor servers to be trained tri-annually; and prohibited clairvoyance, fortune telling and noise-making devices that attracted children.

Rodeman said the town also will look into purchasing software that would align the town’s entire computer system.

During tonight’s meeting, Rodeman will announce that mayor pro-tem and Town Board member Karen Halterman has been hired as the town’s clerk. Tonight’s meeting will be the last during which Halterman can serve as mayor pro-tem and as a board member.

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