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Mt Pulaski [ ]-,w Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year nmes00,000 hursday - July 19, 2012 :: :   "It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 2"/7 WCOTA C.12/3"/1"/2 SHELTON WA 98584-2263 City Drafting Water Restriction Ordinance ble that water produced by the City of Mt. Pulaski was for the benefit and neegs of residents of the City of Mt. Pulaski. When water: supplies were com- promised, restrictions would com- mence in numbered stages accord- ing to the proposed draft. Stage one is where we are at, voluntary restrictions on water use. Mike reported that though residents have been asked to restrict water usage over the last few weeks, water usage has not declined. Mike had talked to the local fer- tilizer plants using city water and they have agreed to restrict water usage at what ever level the city needs. If voluntary restrictions fail to be met, then stage two restrictions will go into effect, the closing of bulk water sales by the city. Mike said this stage of restriction has not gone into effect, but needs to be included in a final passage of the water restriction ordinance. Councilmember John Utterback said one exception tO this needs to By Mike Lakin Public Works Director Mike Patridge told the City Council that water wells levels -were holding, but stiff at a cautionary level. With that said, the Council dis- cussed a proposed formal Water Restriction Ordinance. The pro- posal, on advise of City Attorney Tom Van Hook, included a pream- Ii' be made for fire department use. He preferred it to be stated in the ordi- nance, in writing, that fire depart- ments were exempt from bulk use of water during water restrictions. Copies of the proposed water restriction ordinance were provided to council members. A vote will be taken at the July 24 City Council Meeting. i!i , x TAKING A BREAK - Volunteers have been working to spruce up the Mt. Pulaski Courthouse during volunteer week. Enjoying Kautz, Tom Martin, Tricia Aylesworth, a restful lunch Thursday (July 12) were Wally Helen Schmidt, and Barbara Stroud-Borth. More photos of the week are inside. Tinte$ Photo