WEST LAFAYETTE -- If you have ever wondered how and where to properly dispose of your tattered, faded American flags, you will now have the chance to do so.

The West Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 409 will be having an American Flag Retirement Ceremony on April 30. The scouts will receive rank and awards at a Court of Honor Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and the flag ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Freedom Park, which is located behind the First Baptist Church, 688 E. Main St., West Lafayette.

Each flag to be retired should have information given regarding the location the flag was flown at and the name of the owner. The information will be read at the time of each flag's retirement.

Scoutmaster Steve Bordenkircher said he had done some research on flag retirement ceremonies in West Lafayette and believed the last one was about 10 years ago.

Anyone having an American flag that they would like to properly retire can contact one of the following persons to arrange pick-up: Bordenkircher at 545-7371 or at (740) 502-0469; Jeffery Conner at 545-6655; or Kevin Lott at 545-9431.

Individuals planning to attend may also bring the flag and information on the night of the ceremony.

Other items discussed or approved at West Lafayette Village Council's April 12 meeting include:

* Council approved adding funds to the permanent appropriations. Added funds were from a $1,000 grant awarded to the police department from Walmart, a $1,200 computer support fund and $8,894.99 that was received for the OWDA sewer project.

* Council re-authorized Village Administrator Dave Kadri to accept bids for a new two-ton, four-wheel drive truck for the village to use for winter plowing.

* Pool Committee Chairman Dave Rogers said another pool committee meeting will be April 19 at 5:15 p.m.

* Coshocton Port Authority sent correspondence to the mayor regarding a community-wide Brownfield Inventory Assessment which will attempt to identify historical use of former gas stations or abandoned gas wells.

* The village will have hydrant flushing May 2.

* Pothole repair will soon begin for village streets, and paving of Oak Street to Union Avenue to south Seventh Street will begin in mid July.

* Mayor Jack Patterson requested that the solicitation ordinance be given priority so that the pending application process can be finalized.

Council's next meeting will be Monday, April 26 at 7 p.m.