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,Mayor Announces Appointment By Mike Lakin Council members John Poffenbarger and Tricia Aylesworth are not running for re-election to Mt. Pulaski's City Council. Once it wasrealized no one was looking to be elected to John's and Tricia's council seats, Mayor Jim Fuhrer started looking for their replace- ments. Mayor Fuhrer made his first sugges- tion at the Feb 22 committee meeting, announcing he wanted Matt Pearson appointed to Poffenbarger's council seat. At the March 22 committee meeting, the mayor made his second suggestion, announcing he wants Sue Stewart appointed to Ayelsworth's council seat. Both appointments are subject to city council approval. Half the city council has changed without election, but by appointment by Mayor Fuhrer. During the meeting... Public Works Director Mike Pat- ridge said the Elkhart Road Lift Station is back on schedule. The 10'x23' wet weU was set. The new city Ford pickup arrived. City Trea- surer Jim Sutton said the truck was paid for from three city funds - streets, water, and" sewer. Total cost for the truck was $18,684. The city is taking a pass on upgrades to sur- veillance cameras on the square. The upgrades would cost $13,400. Police Chief Lynn Freer said the cost was too high. Chief Freer said he would look into using web cams for surveillance on the square. Chief Freer will look at a request to have an ice cream truck operate in Mt. Pulaski this summer. Freer said the owner- operator does operate in other communities and he would look into the request and report to the council. Tree trimming request have been submitted. Ten of the trees can be taken care of by the city. Five would have to be contracted out. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported the following income for the city... $10,207.75 from sales tax for Decem- ber; $600 lease payment from Cross Bros for the equipment on the water tower; $3,657.96 from Ameren; $4,315 from the Telecom tax; $3,600 from the State Use Tax. The truck that was stuck on 121 was welcomed by the State of Illinois. The state weight limit is 80,000-pounds. The 13-axle truck tipped the state's portable scales at 250,000-pounds. The State of Illinois fined the driver $64,000. No, the city does not share in the fine. Next Council meeting is Tues, April 12. This will be the final meeting for council members Tricia Aylesworth and John Poffenbarger. Tip came in Thurs. March 17 of a truck stopped on 121. Part of a wind generator was on its way to Pana, Ohio. The truck was rather heavy for the 121-weight restriction and too tall for the viaduct. After backing up to tle Inland Tool parking lot, the truck driver was greeted with the state's portable scales. The rest of the story was reported by Police Chief Lynn Freer to the Mt. Pulaski City Council. Times Photo Did You Know... To save money, the IRS has decided to not mail tax forms to businesses and individual taxpayers anymore. Apple won't allow an app that shows how much radiation their iPhone is emitting. Myspace has lost 10 Million users in just one month. GE made a $5 Billion profit last year and paid no federal taxes. Houdini's last assistant, Doro- thy Young died at 103. 79% of travelers would prefer to take a high speed train instead of a plane. AT&T Internet usage billing is said to be off by as much as 4,700%. 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 THE FARMIERS mm B A N K OI.d, es Bard ir Loga Col - ttee 1871 ,92-5211 www.farm-bank.com April 2, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 9