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Mt. Time00Sl2J "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year Week of June 7, 2010 Can grow 'em... Can't eat 'em By Mike Lakin Keeping rabbits in Mt. Pulaski is again legal. For about the last seven years, the keeping of rabbits in town was actually illegal. An ordinance barring caged rabbits was passed due to complaints from residents about both the care of the hutched cuddlies and the odor from rabbit hutches in backyards. Times have changed. It started with a furtive call to the police that a resident had contraband rabbits. Chief Lynn Freer checked out the matter. He found the resi- dent had four rabbits, kept as pets. The hutch was clean, the rabbits were very well cared for, and no offensive odors Were detected. After his inspection, chief Freer passed along to Mayor Jim Fuhrer his findings. Everything was fine, but the rabbits were still a viola- tion of the existing city ordinance. Mayor Fuhrer asked Chief Freer to draft an amendment to the ordi- nance on what animals can be kept in town. At the May 25 meeting, Chief Freer presented his findings on the investigation. He also pre- sented the proposed ordinance amendment to allow the keeping of pet rabbits. The Council approved changing the city ordinance to legalize keeping pet rabbits. The ordinance that was passed now allows Mt. Pulaski residents to keep up to five pet rabbits. How- ever, tile ordinance amendment does not permit the keeping of rab- bits that would be used for human consumption. As for humane care and odors - "existing city ordinances - passed in the last few years, cover these possible issues. The ordinances - concerning care and odors - each carry a maximum fine for a viola- tion of $750. Kid Care Center Michelle & Randy Hagenbueh spoke to the Council about their proposed Kid Kare Center. The Hagenbuehs are attempting to purchase the Mt. Pulaski Chris- tian Church Parsonage for their center. The coupletold he Council that everything is in the planning stage. The opening of the center depends on financing. If financing were obtained, they would then come to the City concerning zoning for the center. The proposed center would be a facility that would serve 50 to 55 children. Hours would be 6Am to 6Pm. CEFCU Property City concerns over the CEFCU "foreclosed property on West Cooke Street have calmed. CEFCU has boarded up the win- dows of the property and have con- tracted for mowing the property. A letter will be sent to CEFCU out- lining matters of concern to the city. A new concern is an old well on the property that has started collapsing. This concern is being filed with the Logan County Health Department. Continued on Page 6 See... City Council Mt. Pulaski Police Chief Earns CSl Certification Crime Scene Investigation isn't just about fingerprints. Chief Freer earned his CSI Certification through an intensive process. Story inside. Times Photo ' Park District Makes Super Improvements Mt. Pulaski Township Park District didn't' just replace equipment, they made unbelievable !mprovements. Story inside. Times Photo O o fJ rn .-40 r" r-), rur-O O 90 Years Young Juanita Erlenbush will be turning 90 June 16. In celebration, a card shower is being planned. Well wishes can be sent to: Juanita Erlenbush, Vonderlieth Living Center, 1120 N. Topper Drive, Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 Birthday Reception June 12 In addition, a reception is planned from 2 to 4 June 12 at Vonderlieth Living Center. Friends and family welcome to come help Juanita celebrate. Farewell Party Mt. Pulaski - Chestnut - Latham Methodist Churches invites you to a Farewell party for our Pastor" - Kevin Treptow. Kein has been appointed to a new congregation. The party is Sunday, June 13 from 2 to 4Pm at he Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church. The public is invited. June Meeting In Chestnut The Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District Board of Trustees June 15 th Meeting will be at Fire Station #2, 110 East Olive, Chestnut. Recipes from the Famous? Recipes have been received from Governor Pat Quinn, Sena- tor Richard Durbin, State Sena- tor Larry Bomke, and Congress- man Aaron Schock. 4 Have you sent in yours? " Deadline has been extended to June 25... we will be looking for- ward to your recipes. Phyllis, Jo, & Dorothy Salt Creek Attic - 106 S. Wash- ington - Mt. Pulaski IL 62548 Topper Red Hatters On The Go... By - Pat Straumann Our June meeting will be held Tuesday, June 15. We will be leaving from the American Legion parking lot, no later than lla sharp. We have res- ervations for ll:30a at The La Te Da Tearoom in Clinton. Please call Patsy Garlits by Monday, June 14, for reservations. Her telephone number is 217H92-5816. Guests are welcome. Just remember to call Patsy if you want to go. Be on the Map Are you having a garage sale 4th of July weekend? Community Pride is creating a map and listing of the sales again this year and we want to make sure your sale is on there. Please send your address and a brief descrip- tion for the flyer to Angie Cyrulik at or call 651-4398. Thanks!