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RSD enhances board operations

The Harrison County Regional Sewer District board last Wednesday morning directed legal counsel Chris Byrd to make a couple changes in the board’s bylaws to help ease operations.
The board has three towns represented ‘ Milltown, Corydon and Lanesville ‘ with only one receiving voting power rotated on a yearly basis.
District board consultant Bob Woosley suggested amending the bylaws to allow the voting privilege to be transferred to another town representative if the designated appointee is not present.
‘We probably should have done that long ago,’ Woosley said. ‘It assures the towns have a voice … Plus, it will give us a better chance of having a quorum.’
The board fell one vote shy of having a quorum last week, but Milltown representative Bill Byrd was present and would have fulfilled the quorum requirements under the change. (Lanesville’s Rusty Sizemore has the vote for this year.)
The board also agreed to allow Lanesville to jointly fill its board appointment with Sizemore and Herb Schneider, as long as the Lanesville Town Council approves it.
The board also discussed the New Salisbury and Lanesville sanitary sewer system project and hopes to begin moving dirt by the end of June in New Salisbury. It also is close to being able to send final plans to the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management for the Lanesville project.
‘The good thing about these projects is they’re both outside of Corydon,’ Treasurer Gary Davis said, adding that much of the public wants to see support elsewhere in the county.
The board also discussed incorporating the old schoolhouse apartments along Corydon Junction Road into the New Salisbury project.
The board’s next meeting will be Wednesday, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrison County Community Foundation building in Corydon.