Brandon Nottingham
Staff Writer

Durbin Town Council discussed several items at its monthly meeting last Tuesday at the town office.

The town is experiencing sewer problem in the alleyway behind Al’s Upper Inn Club.

“We aren’t getting any water flow through those pipes,” Mayor Kenneth Lehman said. “We believe that it could be the exact same issue that we ran into on the Third Street sewer issue back in the winter.”

Councilmember Mike Bennett agreed with Lehman’s assessment.

“I’ll second that theory,” Bennett said. “We ran a hundred foot snake down both ends of that pipe and found no blockages, so I think that it is crushed, as well. Both of those pipes were made of flimsy plastic, my water bottle is thicker than those pipes. And at one point, many heavy trucks were parked back there, and that could also lead to the pipes becoming crushed.”

Council will continue to look for ways to resolve the issue.

“In order to solve this problem, we are going to have to dig up the existing pipe and replace it all together,” Lehman said. “We have some pipe left from the last job, so we will have to check and see if it will work for this one. If not, we might have to purchase the proper length of pipe, and then we will put a bid out on the work. We can only work on the pipe that is under the street. If it happens to be under one of the buildings, then we will have to work with the owner to get that section replaced.”

In other matters:

• The spaghetti dinner from the Durbin Days Heritage Festival Committee raised $543 for the fair expenses.

• Council accepted a bid of $650 from Buster Varner to put new tires on the town trash compactor truck.

• The Durbin Days Heritage Festival Committee will hold a Corn Hole tournament May 20 at the town park at 1 p.m., registration at 12:30 p.m. The cost to enter is $10 per team. Winner gets half of the proceeds.

• The DDHF Committee will sell tickets for a drawing for a gun right up until the date of the festival.