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7 ! ,> t~ Oi tyC Cont'd From Front Page A revised Mt. Pulaski Police Department Manual had been distributed to the full Council. The manual had been reviewed and passed by the Police Committee. The manual updates the police department to current police standards. With two minor word changes, the Council approved the new manual. Matt Presswood reported he had been looking into water meter replacements using a "radio read system." The system can read water meters 500' to 1,000' with- out physically going on someone's property and using the handheld reader. It would substantially reduce the time it takes to read water meters. The "radio read system" is just as accurate as the handheld reader. Due to the cost, the change over would be phased in over a number of years. Matt explained there are 857 water customers in town. He figures 600 water customers can be Changed to the "radio read system" leaving 257 customers with the current handheld reader since it would not be cost Or time effective to change these customers to a new system. Due to the cost involved, Alderman Andrew Neaville is on the Sewer-Water Committee and said this project is strictly "long range future planning." The fence location issue brought up at the July meet- ing was attended to by Alderman John Utterback. The location of the fence is in his ward. The fence was 7' over the property line of the person that installed the fence. After a discussion, the owner of the fence agreed it was "over the line" and will be moved and located Over Enthused Dog By Mike Lakin Officer Scott Brown took a report of a dog jumping on a vehicle and causing damage. The dog owner said the dog had jumped out of van window and jumped on the side of a car and did scratch the door. The dog's owner was totally agreeable as to the facts and said he had already agreed to pay for repairs. Officer Brown appreciated the cooperation shown and told both par- ties that this was a civil matter, but he would take the information and prepare a written report to document the incident. Arrested on Warrant By Mike Lakin Chief Lynn Freer visited a residence in the 400 block of West DeKalb to serve an arrest warrant on a drug paraphernalia charge. Not having the $100 to post bond, the resident was taken to the county jail. St. John's Lutheran Church Church That Could" IO:OOAM ' Services Sunday Services W. Cooke St. Mt. Pulaski 792-5502 within the correct 18-inch setback from the actual prop- erty line. The Council resolved a building permit violation of setback conceming a recently completed garage. Since the location of the building violates the location shown in the building permit as issued, the owner is being fined $450. After payment of the fine, the city will grant a variance to the property owner for the structure. In Other Business - The Fire District has a rail car at Herrin's filled with water in theevent it is needed. The street sweeper is going to be looked over by Don Maxheimer to see if it is repairable. The Appropriation Ordinance was passed will little change from the 2014 version. For a fee, the city can search an online company that has a database of grant money. The Council will look at the specifics of what it offers.. The lease of Frazier Park tO the Mt. Pulaski Athletic Association will be reviewed at the September Council meeting. A property owner on N. Marion will receive a notice of violations concerning the property. The Coundl next meets 6:30pm Tuesday, August 25 for an opening public meeting then the Council enters separate Committee Meetings. Committee Meetings are open to the public, but since these are not full Council-voting meetings - no acuon Is taken. Boston woman is getting a prosthetic leg made with a 3D printer for her chicken. Another bird flu outbreak could drive the price of eggs up to $6 a dozen. McDonald's in Australia is doing away with bread and serving ham, burgers wrapped in lettuce "buns." ulas " Culligan Water Products Water Softeners -Iron Filters Bottled Water 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln \ 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 ,eal of approval are dedicated to hometown values and hometown commitment, As A Real Community Bank, we're committed to the commun! here we live and wor Committed tO m ikinga]l-Our decisions locally and remaining focused on the needs of our customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE FARMERS B A N K o.K- 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski www.farm-bank.com