COLLINS - The town of Collins has questions regarding property within the town park. The horseshoe pits within the town park have come into question regarding maintenance.
Residents Mike and Mary Brown live adjacent to the pits and have maintained them recently. Residents have complained about loud parties at the horseshoe pits along with alcohol consumption. The town sent a letter to the Browns who replied back. Supervisor Dave Tessmer read their letter at the board meeting.
The letter stated the Browns just enhanced the existing horseshoe pits at the town park. The horseshoe pits are now up to regulation standards. The town board wanted to do some research whether the pits were installed by the town.
The town board also discussed the town policy on jury duty pertaining to employee and overtime. Under the current policy, if a town employee is called for jury duty, he or she is not eligible for overtime if that employee were to work over 40 hours to make up time.
"Several people told me this wasn't fair," Councilperson Mary Clark said. "It's not the employee's choice to be at jury duty."
Tessmer voiced his opinion for leaving the policy the way it currently is. The town board voted to leave the policy as is for now. The town board announced the town hall will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in observance of holidays.
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