The Elkhart City Council heard a report from the director of Elkhart Oaks Care Center about the low water pressure at the facility.

The current water pressure at times is not adequate for the required fire suppression system at the center, according to a facility administrator.

“During the day, at certain times of the day the pressure will drop off and it effects the fire system,” said Quentin Carman, administrator of the facility. “We just wanted to come to the city to make sure that the pressure will be adequate in the future.”

Carman stressed that the residents are in no danger, and this is merely a proactive measure.

“We want to continue to provide the safest environment for our residents and staff as we possibly can,” he said.

The council will look into the issue and discuss options at a future meeting, Carman said.

In addition to the water pressure issues Carman presented the council with a proposal for activities at the Log Cabin Senior Center for the seniors in Elkhart.

“We wanted to work with the community to offer information programs on issues facing senior citizens and provide activities and programs that will interest them,” Carman said.

The council was agreeable to the proposal but held off making a decision pending the outcome of a current study being done on repairs of the Log Cabin Center.

The council did renew the lease on the building for another year but formed a committee to discuss and coordinate efforts with the e Industrial Foundation on what needs to be done concerning renovations and repairs on the property.

The current suggestion is to replace the posts in the front of the building and remove the shrubs and other greenery from around the building.

The building needs more work than that, according to city officials.

The committee will be Bill Carrel and Virgil Simpson representing the city and Marion Hortman and Jim Bob Parker representing the Industrial Foundation.

Because Hortman is both on the council and the foundation he will not vote to avoid a conflict of interest.

During the discussions on old business the council was informed that the issue of the speed bumps on Gammage Street had been taken care of and were in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the council.

In other business the council:

• APPROVED giving the city flag pole on Watkins Street by John Miller.

• APPROVED a resolution appointing a board of director representative for the City of Elkhart for service on the Anderson County Appraisal District.

• APPROVED approving an expenditure of $2,000 for the clearing of the right-of-way on Day Road.

• APPROVED approving amendments to all funds within the City Budget ending Sept. 30, 2005, close out the books.

• APPROVED the waste water bagging system cost.

• APPROVED the financial report.

• HEARD the city secretary and public works supervisor report.

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