The Carrier Mills village board met in a regular and extremely short meeting on the night of Oct. 8.
The mayor, Louis Shaw announced that the recent townwide cleanup was a big success and that the addition of electronic recycling was quite well received by the community.
Additionally, Shaw stated that the annual Catskin Days festival was shaping up to provide even better entertainment this year with the added excitement of Merle Haggard's son Marty Haggard performing on Saturday evening.
The report by phone to the mayor of a water leak near the Catskin Days concession building caused a brief disruption as the mayor was finishing his announcements. The leak was promptly attended to by workers of the Street and Alley department and several firefighters who were in the fire station at the time.
The board voted to institute a standard deposit for use of the municipal building for all events. The village had recently added a $50 refundable deposit to cover any clean-up, the refund contingent upon the event organizers cleaning the premises adequately after any event.
The board formalized this refundable deposit for all events held in the municipal building with board member David Kyle calling the decision, "a no brainer," during discussion before the vote. The cost to use the municipal building will remain $50 per event with the addition of the refundable $50 deposit.
In other action the board approved a $.50 per hour pay increase for street and alley worker Jim Swan.
The Carrier Mills Street and Alley Department thanks Mantracon for the workers that company assigned to Carrier Mills. These workers have been busy this summer cleaning and clearing the ditches and runoff channels in the village and have saved the village workers a great deal of time and effort that the street and alley department was able to apply to routine village maintenance tasks.