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Vandals hit LaGrange Town Park

Vandals have hit the LaGrange Town Park restrooms…again. The fixtures in the restrooms were completely destroyed, according to LaGrange Town Manager Mark Eagleson.

The restrooms are currently closed and will remain closed until after repairs are completed. “We will be replacing the fixtures with ‘prison quality’ stainless steel fixtures,” Eagleson said. “It will cost considerably more than porcelain, but we cannot continue to replace these fixtures.”

LaGrange Town Board members responded by authorizing the repairs and posting a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism.

A public hearing was held on the proposed 2018 budget for the Town of LaGrange. No one from the public voiced any concerns about the budget presented.

Green- wood Cemetery Sexton Amber Coburn asked the town to consider upgrading some of the roads in the cemetery, as well as building some new roads in order to open a new section of land for development. She explained that it is time for the cemetery to develop and open the next plat of ground which will be east of the current section along CR 100S.

A committee consisting of Deb Naylor, Ray Hoover, John Leu, Mark Miller, Mark Eagleson and Laurie Miller will be working to develop a 5- to 7-year water department upgrade plan.

Town Marshal Richard Snyder asked the board to approve the hiring of Steven Masters of Wheatfield, Ind., (Porter County) as a new deputy town marshal at a salary of $35,500. Masters will need to attend the police academy. He was approved.

Marshal Snyder also informed the board that Ryan Stewart has resigned from the town’s police force, creating another opening. Stewart will be required to repay about $8,000 to the town, a pro-rated cost of his training contract.

The only bid, $3,763, for the town’s 1997 International truck was rejected. A new bid period was opened with a deadline of September 18 set as a time for bids to be received.