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Do You Know Who You Can Trust? It's a hard choice in today's financi=al 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 andcommunity. City Council to Consider New Fund By Mike Lakin City Police Chief Lynn Freer proposed to the council estab- lishing a separate city fund for police seizures. With increasing seizures resulting from arrests, Chief Freer said the separate fund would improve accounting for how the seized funds are spent. Now, seized fufids are placed in the general fund. The current procedure will make it difficult to account to aft auditor that the funds were always being spent for drug and DUI enforcement. As an example, Chief Freer told the council the police department is holding $2,400 in seized funds. These funds must be held until the court decides if the police department is entitled to the funds Then, if the depart- ment is awarded the funds, the funds must be spent on for drug and DUI enforcement. Spe- cifically, the department has to show that what was purchased with the funds was properly spent. Chief lreer said a separate city fund would serve as a place to hold funds until awarded and would easily account for what was spent- from the fund. Councilmember" Sue Stew- art agreed that a separate fund avoids comingling the funds with the general fund. Under the current system - with no separate account - an audit would require a detailed search through several city transactions to prove the funds were prop- erly held and spent as required. The proposal was placed on the August 13 agenda. In Other Business- Chief Freer told the council that he was in cou for a day (8:30am - 5pm) on a jury trial concerning a speeding ticket. Charles Friend had been given a speeding ticket (41 in a 30mph zone). Mr. Friend exercised his right to a jury trial and was found guilty by a jury. 8 Public Works Director Mike ; P. Patridge reported work on the Elkhart Lift Station resumed. . One of the contractors will be " lain in the lift station the week of August 5. Mike - looking at a perfect.worM- said the lift sta- tion could be operational the i end of this month (August). The city continues to fog and larvicide for mosquitoes. Mike " Patridge said the pest is being = controlled in the city, but out- m side of town things are not so t O good. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported income for the period was $48,075.69. Real Estate Taxes accounted for $22,241.15 of the income. An open pool was inspected. The city was to "kill whatever was in it". The council passed the city's prevailing wage. Next meeting - 6:30pm Tues- day August 13 in Mt. Pulaski City Hall. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. iFARMERS BA N K of00L It 5W]00] tS00arMmt'bPu00l:'00kim NEWS&NOTES LUKAS LEIFHEft MUELLER (3) welcomes baby sister EVELYN RAEANN into his life. Evie was born on July 17 at Rush-Copley Hospital, Aurora. She weighed 7-1bs 9-oz. and was 19-inches long at birth. They are the children of Mark (1993 graduate of MPHS) and Mindy Mueller. The family resides in Oswego. Happy .grandparents are Bob and Julie Mueller (formerly of Mt. Pulaski) of Toulon andDale and Chris Leifheit of Sandwich. BLOOD DRIVE, 9am - Noon, Friday, August 9 at The FarmersBank. President Obama spoke at Knox College. He addressed the economy, and the middle class, the new Healthcare Act, and im: 7ration. I happened to be in osition where I could see tw levision charmels side-by- side..;ne on CNN and the other on FoxNews. CNN covered this maior policy speech live from Galcsburg, Illinois. Fox News on the other hand covered the IRS investigation and Amanda Bynes court appearance. What's FoxNews afraid of?. Are they afraid their stalwart viewers will see clearly the other side of the issues? Rebecca Drake Internet medical searches are not private'. Danish woman ran 366 Marathons in 365 days.