CLAYPOOL – At Tuesday’s meeting, the Claypool Town Council renewed annual services, including those for police software and equipment and emergency medical transport, and amended ordinances that were discussed at the Sept. 17 meeting.

The council approved a renewal of terminal services data, allowing for police vehicles’ access to software and equipment. Cost for this service from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, is $500.

Also approved were Kosciusko ambulance emergency medical services for 2020. As council President Niki Miller reminded the public, this is no cost to the town.

Per a request from Town Marshal Ben Sanders, the council amended ordinance 08-05-03 to increase the size of Claypool Police Department’s reserve force from four to six officers. The council also eliminated the deputy marshal position and amended the abandoned vehicles ordinance, which now prohibits junk cars or vehicles with an expired license plate that are not stored in a garage.

Miller reported the need for an in-flow meter to the wastewater system and the council approved bid collection and installation of the meter.

Claypool’s scrap cleanup days are today and Friday. The town asks residents to set out unwanted scrap or appliances only, not trash. Someone in a maroon Chevy truck with a black trailer will be picking up scrap. If anyone else is seen picking up scrap, Sanders asks the public to call and report them at 566-2912.

Other announcements included Trunk or Treat and details on winter parking.

Trunk or treat is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on Main Street. There will be games and a bike giveaway.

From Nov. 1 to April 1, residents cannot park on Main Street from 4 to 6 a.m. to allow for snow plowing.

In his police report, Sanders reported 169 calls for service and 55 reserve hours logged during September. Paul Mullers was sworn in as a reserve officer. There is one open position remaining for a reserve officer.

There will be an administrative council meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 to discuss further topics including parking signage downtown.

The next public meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.