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Signs asking Linton City Hall visitors to be on good behavior a precaution, not a reaction

Monday, October 1, 2012

Signs warning customers that any verbal or physical abuse of Linton City Hall employees will be answered by police are a precaution -- not a response to any incident.

The signs, hung a few weeks ago, urge citizens paying their utility bills or speaking with city officials to play nice or else answer to the police.

Utilities Clerk Tammy Wright said following Monday's meeting of the Linton Board of Public Works the signs don't result from any altercations.

"I think what it was is (officials) just saw it somewhere else and thought it would be a good idea."

Her co-worker Tomi Lynn concurred.

"Those are just in case, as far as I know," she said.

Wright said the signs "would be there to warn people that if they do get abusive, there will be consequences."

Also Monday, the Works Board approved a four-year trailer permit for Debbie Moore Thrasher during a brief session.

"It was just one person who took it over," said Fran Abbott, the mayor's administrative assistant.

Previously, the trailer, located at 791 S. Main St., had belonged to Thrasher's brother and father, Abbott said.

Also Monday, following the Works Board, City Councilman Fred Markle revealed sales have picked up again for the remaining tables and chairs the city parks board are offering for sale.

The city procured around 150 of the heavy oak chairs, which Markle estimates would sell new for around $150 each, at a surplus sale in Bloomington two years ago.

Now, around 30 of those chairs remain, being sold for $15 each -- and city officials have suggested they might even cut a better deal for those buying multiples.

The chairs, along with 30 heavy Formica tables 5-foot wide by 7-foot long, were procured from the former furnishings of the Michael Maurer School of Law's Library at Indiana University.

"They're real sturdy and nice, but the tables are heavy, and harder to move unless you put wheels on them, like I did," said Markle last month.

He added about eight more tables have been sold since an article about the surplus ran in the Greene County Daily World last month.

Presently, two of the former university tables are located in the front of his shop, Markle Music, 44 S. Main St., in Linton.

That's also where potential buyers can inspect samples of the chairs and purchase some, if they so desire.

The surplus cost the city park department around $600 to buy up and transport from IU's Bloomington campus with an assist from workers provided by the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

So far, the city's earned a bit over $3,000 from the sale of the chairs and tables, money which officials have then turned around to use for local park improvements.

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LOL how tacky. Signs aren't going to stop anyone from having that behaviour, anyway.

-- Posted by Me2 on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 8:47 AM

ANOTHER waste of money!!! LOL

-- Posted by Zinkos on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 10:03 AM

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