During Tuesday’s Bourbon Town Council meeting, resident Adam Motz requested that a past due utility bill of $961.21 that was incurred, in part, prior to his purchase be partially forgiven. Motz and a business partner purchased the property in January of this year with the intention of renovating and improving an existing structure. The council approved writing off a portion and asked that Motz pay $430.99 which is the base charge for utilities.

The Bourbon Town Council approved using a portion of a remaining balance from the Cares Act funds associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It was noted that the purchase of protection enclosures for the front office and deep cleaning of the police department vehicles were paid for from the funding. Byers indicated that he would like to recommend using $700 for personal protection equipment for town employees, $1,800 to $2,000 for video streaming equipment for broadcasting meetings and additional funds for air duct cleaning in the town’s government building and the Matchette Center. The recommendation was approved by a vote of 2-0.

Carol Anders Correspondent