Council notes

Van Zupten responds to trucking concerns

By Helen Murphy    

MULGRAVE – In response to complaints about heavy trucks traveling from Martin Marietta to the Superport in Mulgrave, Harvey Van Zupten appeared before town council at its regular meeting on June 18 to discuss his company's safety measures. He emphasized that Zutphen's is safety conscious and uses a GPS tracking system to track each vehicle's speed within different speed-limit zones. He heard from council that the town has received complaints from residents that trucks sometimes cut people off. Van Zupten said he would look into any specific concerns that have arisen.

Council received a letter concerning unsightly premises and associated health concerns regarding a Main St. property. Mayor Ralph Hadley said the building inspector will look into the matter and report back to the town.

Also at Monday's meeting, council received a recreation dept. update, including plans for Scotia Days in July. A highlight of this year's Scotia Days festival will be a reunion for former students of Mulgrave's school on July 14. A market will also take place at the marina on four days over the summer.

In other business, council moved that Mayor Hadley be appointed to represent the town on the ESREN's liaison oversight committee.