Clayton Town Council members approved raises for three town employees at the council meeting Monday night.

Two public works employees received five percent promotional races while one municipal clerk received a raise. Councilman Mary Ellen DeBenedictis said the clerk received a raise for completing a three-year municipal clerk certification course. All three raises are in the budget.

Council heard from Debbie Edwards from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce on how the chamber could help the town.

Parking fines

Police Chief Brian Hill said the department will be reaching out to residents who owe back fines for parking violations and other tickets.

"Hopefully we'll clear those up before the end of the year," Hill said.

Electric outages

Town Foreman Jeff Hurlock said there was an outage on Dec. 1 at a DP&L substation. He said a squirrel went inside the meter equipment causing the outage, which was lasted about an hour and a half.

"The Town of Clayton had no control over it but it was taken care of," Hurlock said.

Hurlock also said there will be a small outage on the west side of Clayton on Thursday, Dec. 12 that will impact about 12 residents, all of which have been informed of the outage. Hurlock said the outage is due to updates to the system.

Paving projects

Hurlock said Bassett Street and Peach Alley have been paid. Apple Alley was previously paved. The paving projects have been done with the help of Rep. Bill Carson.

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