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January 22, 2011 New Mt. Pulaski History Book (Red Book) Update FINAL deadline to submit family histories, military his= tories, memorials, dedications or businesses is January 31. Submissions may be dropped off at Salt Creek Attic, Mr. Pulaski City Clerk. Office, Mt. Pulaski Library or 9 Lamp- lighter Circle. Please call Sue Schaffenacker at 792-5693 if any questions or Book orders will be taken for the next few months at the early bird price of $58.71 butprice is subject to change. City Bit More Cnnfident About Fences By Mike Lakin Mt. Pulaski City Council starts of 2011 just a tad bit more confident about its finances. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported $86,978.25 came into city coffers since last the council met. This included the June income tax payment from the state. Also, the state paid the Use Tax for Sept amounting to $1,958. The council approved the new pickup truck pur- chase. The city is going with the state bid and will pay $18,044 for-the truck. Money was already appro- priated and will be taken from three city funds. Mike Patridge will be offering the city's green Dodge pickup for sale. Bor- rowing from used car lot lingo.., th e truck, that night, was described as slightly used and in excellent condi- tion. The pump for the Elkhart Road lift station was locked in... price wise. By issuing a purchase order now, the city has locked in the January price set by the manufac- turer. After looking at the city surcharge now on your money water and sewer bill, it appears the city can use those funds if the $100,000 state grant doesn't material- ize. Wfien checking with the state about the grant, the city was told to not give up on the grant. The state has to have a bond sale before grant money is paid out. The surcharge is $4 per month as passed and can extend up to a maximum of 10 years. The council voted to pur- chase a new security - entry door for the police station. Lyle Fout bid $675.25 - labor included. 2010 City Police Department Fines The City of Mt. Pulaski Police Department col- lected a total of $7,673.55 in fines for 2010. State fines collected were $6,813.55. Court Supervision fines $380. Local Parking fines $10. Local Noise fines $200. Local Leash Law fines $70. Local Traffic fines $100. Misc. fines $100. In Other Business Chief Lynn Freer pre- sented his 2010 Police Department Report. It is printed on page 5 of this issue.. A total of 392 inci- dents were recorded in 2010. Of interest to the neighbors is 30 inoperable vehicles were served in town in 2010. Chief Freer reported that there are 121 parking spaces on the Mt. Pulaski Square. Six are designated as handi- cap parking. The handicap parking review is ongoing. Street tarring is ready to go when weather permits. The city is half way through its salt budget and its sidewalk-melt budget. Mike Patridge said it's so far so good. The council commended city employees on their work keeping city streets plowed and cleared. City even had compliments from visitors from surrounding communities. Other council members joined Randy Reeter in his congratulations to the 175 'h Committee for the New Year's Eve celebration. Darrell Knauer said the 175 th Committee is looking at donating a tall flagpole to be placed next to the City Welcome sign on 121. Con- cern was whether the flag as to be flown 365 days a year. Experience has shown that flags only last about a month if flown continuously. The flags cost about $100 each. Darrell said the frequency of the flying of the flag was probably negotiable. Next Mt Pulaski City Council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tues Jan 25. ,,,, ,; .... ,,- Mt. Pulaski Times Deadline - Feb. 1 for Feb 5 Issue Feb 15 for Feb 19 Issue Mar 1 for Mar 5 Issue Mar 15 for Mar 19 Issue 2011 Newspaper Schedule Mar 29 for Apr 2 Issue Apt 12 forApr 16 Issue May 3 for May 7 Issue May 17 for May 21 Issue May 31 for June 4 Issue June 14 for June 18 Issue June 28 for July 2 Issue July 12 for July 16 Issue Aug 2 for Aug 6 Issue Aug 16 forAug 20 Issue Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financial marketplace. With so many banks and other financial companies trying to get your business, it's hard to know who really has your best interest at heart. What's the solution? Placing your trust in A Real Community Bank solves that problem. Because only banks qualified to display this banking seal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment. As A Real Community Bank, we're committed to the community where we live and work. Committed to making all our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE FARMERS BANK or.r00 mmm FIM 792-5211 130 S. Washington St. - Mt Pulaski