Monday evening the Bourbon Town Council approved the hiring of a Triton High School student to assist the town with work in the parks and around town.

Clerk-Treasurer Kim Berger said the town staff just doesn’t have enough time to complete some of the seasonal work they’d like to do.  She said Tucker Worsham will mainly be helping out in the parks emptying the trash, taking care of the weeds, and general care at a cost of $14 hourly.

Bourbon Town Board President Ward Byers said they budgeted money in this year’s budget for seasonal help.  He said he will be doing general upkeep in making sure the parks look good.  Byers said he has created a list of weekly duties such as the downtown corner, the horse barn, and helping set up for the Food Truck Fridays.  Other jobs will be weed control in multiple locations, around the baseball diamonds dressing it up with some gravel, and some painting in the parks.  Byers said he has some special projects he would like to see accomplished too.   Street Superintendent Roger Terry will be his direct supervisor and he will report to the Clerk for payroll.

The Bourbon Town Board unanimously approved the hiring.

Clerk-Treasurer Berger also asked for permission to bid out the town’s trash services next year.  She said, “Due to a lot of problems with Republic Services over the last several years, I would like permission from the board to bid the trash contract which expires on December 31, 2022.” 

Her request was unanimously approved and noted by member Terry Clemens that it’s been several years since they have put the service out for bid.