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City Council News Cont'd From Front Page The city has gotten into the swing of the 175 th" celebration. It bought 1,000 commemo- rative wooden nickels to hand out during the cel- ebration. Mayor Fuhrer will hand out quite a few during the 175 'h parade. The 1,000 wooden nick- els cost $200 to "mint". And, no, they are not legal tender for your water bill. City employees have caught the 175 'h spirit. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said the employees are sketching out plans for a float for the July parade. Should be of the hum- dinger variety. By the way, the 175 'h parade will have not one, not two, but three grand marshals being honored. Kyle Veech and our 4-legged K-9 officer have graduation in their sights. Cap and gown day for the duo is May 6. Police station cameras have been upgraded and the department now has an interview camera in operation. Video-audio interviews can now be conducted at the sta- tion and can be used as evidence in court. Chief Freer says there are a couple of such eviden- tiary interviews coming up. Public Works Director Mike Patridge reports the new Elkhart Lift Station should have the shell of the new building up by mid-May. Alderman Darrell Knauer passed along compliments he received from constituents. They appreciated the street sweeping and tarring that's been done by the city. Alderman Pate Howe asked how the new Ford pickup has been working out. Mike Patridge said that - even though it's a Ford - everything is fine. Mayor Jim Fuhrer passed along a request from the 175  Commit- tee. They are asking that- everyone in town fly the flag in June and July this year.., for reasons obvious. City Treasurer Jim Sutton gave a financial update covering March 23 - April 12, the city had an income of $40,382.26. That dollar figure includes a payment from the state that brings our income tax share up to November 2010. That income went a long way to helping meet the bills paid April 12 = the bills totaled $140,000 and some change. No one broke out the Champaign, but the city .made its final payment on the 1985 bond issue that built the "new" city water tower and paid for some water main work back then. To meet a state man- date, the city is modify- ing Sec. 6-1-1 of the Mt. Pulaski City Code to put in writing the training of part-time police officers. Once passed, the train- ing policy will be field with the state. Mike Patridge antici- pates a payment from FEMA of about $4,000. This is a 75% reimburse- ment for plowing snow during the February 1 = 2 snowstorm.. It's official; the city will pay for the 175 t" celebration porta-potties. Off the record- thus pro- tecting his identity - one alderman suggested, post-meeting, that to keep with the theme the po(ta-potties probably need to be outhouses. If nothing else, you'd prob- ably get Scott England to do an A - Z segment on it. Next meeting is April 26 committee meeting at 6:30 pm in City Hall. You need a tangible plan for today and tomorrow No matter where you;re staring from, we will provide a tangible plan to help you protect what you have today and plan for the future. Larry D. Medaris LUTCF 316 S. Washington - Mt. Pulaski 792-3778 FINANglA m,o " Did You Know A town in Ohio has taken the word "Easter" out of its annual egg hunt. A survey says that 85% of women are annoyed by their Facebook friends. Transocean drilling com- pany has given safety bonuses to their executives despite being responsible for the Gulf oil spill last year. Florida lawmakers are con- sidering a plan that would allow NASCAR fans to have their urns placed at Daytona International Speedway after they are cremated. Banking Made Easy make it to manage 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: FARMERS mN B A N K 00'92-5211 www.farm-bank.com April 16, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 3