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Jasonville City Council rolls through short agenda

Monday, January 14, 2013

JASONVILLE -- A short agenda came before the Jasonville City Council at Monday's council meeting.

Although it is still winter, the city is now accepting mowing bids for the city park.

Mayor Roy Terrell, Sr., announced bids are being accepted for the park's mowing contract. He anticipates a bid being awarded at the March 11 meeting.

Staying with the business of bids, Terrell announced the city accepted a bid from Graves Plumbing for well field and water system improvements. Terrell said Graves Plumbing was the lowest bidder.

The city is looking for a new attorney as Jeff Hawkins has stepped down. Terrell said he will meet with a potential new attorney next week.

For the Street Department, Street Superintendent Rick VanHorn reported that ditches were cleaned, lots were cleared, and snow was removed.

"They did a good job on snow removal," Councilwoman Peggy Sluder said.

VanHorn, who serves as the city's police chief, is now also serving as superintendent of the street department.

"I'm going to rely on (former superintendent Harold) Pude (Keller). Pude's going to be a big part of it (street department). I'm just going to do what I can to help out," VanHorn said.

During a report for the police department, VanHorn reported eight arrests during the month of December. Six were traffic arrests. One arrest was traffic related, while another was a tobacco violation.

The police investigated the following: Two theft cases, two battery cases, one trespassing case, one domestic case, and five accidents within the city. The department issued four warnings, three equipment repair orders, and five title checks. They also assisted other departments four times.

After the meeting, assistant police chief Jim Gadberry gave council members a demonstration of the department's new Spillman/CAD program.

Fire Department Chief Harold "Pude" Keller reported his department had 21 runs during December. They responded to 14 EMA runs, five fire runs, and cleaned up two downed trees.

Greene County Commissioner Rick Graves attended the meeting and informed the members of a vacant spot on the Greene County Solid Waste Management Board. Mayor Terrell agreed to fill the vacant position.

Before the meeting adjourned, Mayor Terrell reminded council members of the Shakamak Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. It will be held at 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the Senior Citizen's Center.

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