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Mt.00y 0000Pulaski,.00. City Council Committee Meeting What was a routine request a cil told Chief Freer to check and see if the $2,000 (above) could be year ago became a discussion. Councilmember Darrell Knauer is the council representative for the March 20 vote on electric- ity choice. He presented to the council a flyer he had prepared for door-to-door distribution in town. The flyer outlined the March 20 vote on electricity choice and what the idea is behind it. Darrell said the cost of the fliers would be $200 to $250 and local Boy Scouts would take the fliers door to door. He said that some donation to the Scouts would be made. Councilmember Sue Stewart said that with the tight money situation, sl did not think the city should spend the money on the fliers. She reasoned that the city would not be making any money on electrical choice and, additionally, the consulting firm should be paying and distributing information about the matter. Mayor Jim Fuhrer s[id the city should be involved since it could give residents some reduction in their electric bills. Sue replied that residents should already know about the electricity choice vote - there had been enough news in several sources about the matter. Councilmember John Utterback said he did not see the city spend- ing its money on the fliers. Councilmember Randy Reeter said the consulting firm should be handing out fliers for publicity about the March 20 vote. The matter was left up in the air. Darrell and Mayor Fuhrer were to check into other means of distrib- uting information that would not be paid for by the city. Police Report Chief Lynn Freer reported the city had received $2,000 from the Lake Fork traffic stop that netted the State, County, and City a total of $31,000. The State received $11,000. The County received $18,000. The city's dis- tribution was from the work that Mt. Pulaski K-9 Brutus had done during the stop. The cost of replacing the older in-car-computer used for checking state information will be $3,700 to $3,900. The in-car-docking system will cost $850. The coun- used to pay part of the cost. We'll call it a promotion. K-9 Brutus has been traded to the East St." Louis Metro-Police. From East St. Louis he will likely be going to Orange County, Florida. Brutus has proved to be an outstanding "take-down" police dog. During a training exercise recently in East St. Louis Brutus took down a participant with such impact he injured the officer serving as a decoy. When Orange County saw the video they immediately wanted to work out something so they could assign Brutus to their department. Brutus has been traded for a new drug dog - Cash. Cash is a certified multi-drug dog that will be even more in line with what is needed by the Nit. Pulaski Police Department. Chief Freer said he was sorry to see Brutus go, but he understood Brutus would better serve a department that needed a dog for aggressive takedown of suspects. The department's new K-9 Officer Cash has been intensely trained for drug searches - more in line with what is needed around here. Chief Freer said Cash would search "for hours" and not give up until he finds the drugs or "concludes" there are no drugs involved. Chief Freer commented Cash has an extreme sensory ability when it comes to drug detection. Public Works Director Mike Patridge reported the city has received the construc- tion permit for the new water well #7. Mike expects construc- tion would start mid-March. It is expected the drilling under Salt Creek for well #7 would start the third-week of March. Mike said the city is still waiting for information from the CN Rail- road. The information is needed to complete survey work on the new forced main to be installed from Spring Street to Elkhart Road. With the good weather, Mike noted the city employees have been busy with street and alley work. Cont'd to Page 9 cqr This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in if it is not a reasonably good place for all of us to live in. Laws are enacted for the benefit of the whole people, and must not be construed as permitting benqts for some of the people.  Theoflore Roosevelt 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. 130 S. Washington St.- Mt Pulaski t lnk  I.ooan t o ee 187a 792-5211 Thursday - March 8, 2012 Mt. Pulaski Times 3