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  • Clayton Council looks at code alert system, changes Nov. meeting date

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  • The Town of Clayton may be getting a code red alert system to help assist the town with informing residents of issues in town such as water leaks and electric outages.
    Councilman Skip Carrow provided council an update on the possibility of the town purchasing a code red alert system; the item is something Town Foreman Jeff Hurlock suggested the town look into earlier this year.
    Carrow said the town has looked into a few companies and found one they'd like to use. He said the item could possibly be in next year's budget, which still needs to be approved by council.
    The alert system would be similar to a reverse 911 call. If there's an issue in town, residents will be notified. Carrow said the calls could be broad enough to include the whole town, or narrowed down to a particular street or part of town. He said the alerts can be made to house phones or cell phones; messages can even be delivered via text message or email so even when residents aren't home they're notified.
    "This is something we felt we needed to do," Carrow said "We're waiting on the budget to be approved but it is something we certainly think would be good for the residents."
    Clayton Elementary Halloween parade
    Council approved the permit for the annual Clayton Elementary Halloween parade, which will be on Thursday, Oct 31 at 1:30 p.m.
    Following the approval of the parade, Police Chief Brian Hill pointed out that the day of the parade will mark the final day of work for Clayton Elementary Principal Mike Dulin, who is retiring.
    Committee appointments
    Town Council approved changes to a few town committees at the meeting. The committee appointments were tabled during the reorganization meeting this earlier this year.
    Councilman Skip Carrow was taken off of the Board of Adjustments since he is on council now; Mayor Tom Horn said even though Carrow was taken off the committee, an appointment of another member isn't needed because there are still four other members on the board.
    Tom Ruppert was added to the Planning & Zoning Commission. No appointments were made to the Appeals Board.
    November meeting changed
    Council changed the date of the November town council meeting. The meeting was scheduled to be Monday, Nov 11; however, Horn asked council if the meeting should be moved since Nov. 11 is Veterans Day.
    Council approved a motion to make the November council meeting on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-Treating
    Council passed a motion to approve the trick-or-treating time on Halloween this year. Trick-or-treating will be on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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