Bourbon WelcomeThe Bourbon Town Council met Tuesday evening and said due to the holidays, the large trash pickup dates will be November 20 and December 18, it was also noted that leaf pickup will end as of November 25.

Bourbon Police Chief Bill Martin requested an increase in the hourly pay rate for part-time officers. He told the council members that other nearby towns were paying at a higher rate. The Council approved an increase from $17 plus an hour to $20 per hour. Council President Ward Byers said the increase is for certified law enforcement officers.

Street Superintendent Roger Terry asked that the Bourbon Town Council approve a fee of $2,400 for a Pavement Asset Management Plan from JPR. He indicated that the plan is necessary to apply for Community Crossing Grants for 2021. The Council voted unanimously in approval.

The Council voiced their appreciation to Slabaugh Fabricating for donating stainless steel corn hole boards; Bourbon Christian School for a donation of $2,800 from their fundraiser for the town’s park, and a $1,000 donation from the township for repairs to the splash pad.

Carol Anders Correspondent