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7 I O9 .J City Council News New Officer The City Council gave Chief Freer the go ahead to add a new officer to the local force. This 4-legged officer will join lthe local police depart- ment this time next year. The city is receiving a free K-9. The dog is being donated by the breeder. Offi- , cer Veech will take a lo-week train- ing course with the dog. The cost of the course will be $600. One of the patrol cars - at no cost - will be fitted for the K-9. Officer Veech will care for and house the new officer. Chief Freer said the new K-9 offi- cer would be a real asset to the local department. The K-9 will be used during traffic stops when deemed necessary and for other purposes the K-9 will be trained for. Trapping Budget Approved The City Council voted to budget up to $300 per month to trap rac- coons, skunks, possums and such. That would allow a maximum of six animals to be trapped a month. Larry Wilham will provide the ser- vice. The decision was in respoffse to the growing wildlife population rummaging through the community this year. Cont'd From Front Page In Other Business New vests will be purchased for the police department. Cost is reim- bursed at 50%: IA new ordinance is being studied to allow landlords to shut off'water to tenants. The study is the result of a disagreement that arose between a landlord and tenant. The landlord had the water shut off to a rental property due to some damage the water was causing. This naturally ended in a problem. The State of Illinois has made two more payments to the city on the state's income tax debt to the city. City Attorney Tom Van Hook expects to have the Vacant Btfilding Ordinance for the Council's review shortly. Appropriations were approved by the Council. ,- An alley in the commercial area has drawn complaints about garbage, screws, and nails in the alley. Chief Freer will check out the complaints. The Farmers Bank Softball Team Front Row (Left to Right) Ryan Bolyard, Jeff Hilldebrenner, and Pat Deibert, .Matt Davis, Justin Ander- Walsh. son, Andy Meister, Craig Erlenbush, Not Pictured: Chase Lowery, and Tim Milner. Brian Clements, Josh Stewart, and Back Row: (Left to Right) Justin Mitchell Hudson. Jones, Jeremy Davis, Jeff Kutz, Miah Local Banker to Participate in Future Leaders Alliance Program TRICIA AYLESWORTH, Vice President of the Farmers Bank of Mt Pulaski, has been selected to participate in the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) program offered through the Illinois Bankers Association. This 18-month leadership program is dedicated to enhancing the pro- fessional development of new and promising bank leaders through three primary components: educa- tion, community service and net- working. Participants will take a Personality assessment tool, attend education sessions and perform local community service. The program covers Leadership and Communication, FinanCial Mar- keting and Branding, Team Build- ing, Sales Organization Leadership Development, Corporate Ethics, Regulatory Environment, Commu- nity Leadership, Legislative Process and more. Since 1891, the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) has been a full- service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business cli- mate that benefits the entire banking industry. The IBA is the only bank- ing trade association in the state that represents financial institutions of all sizes. Membership includes com- munity banks, regional banks, hold- ing companies, savings banks, trust e6mpanies, and organizations tha serve the banking industry. Local Banker Reappointed to IBA Women in Banking Committee TRICIA AYLESWORTH, Vice Founded in 1891, the IBA brings President of The Farmers Bank of together state and national banks, Mt. Pulaski recently was reappointed to the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) 2OlO-2Oll Women in Banking Committee by IBA Chairman R. Kent Redfern, Bank and Trust Company, Litchfield, Illinois. As a member of the Committee, Tricia will assist the IBA in developing the Annual Women in Banking Conference and other networking and educational opportunities for female bankers. savings banks, and savings and loan associations of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than loo,ooo men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state. 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 onlhe needs of oui- customers and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. THE IFARMERS BANK or,. .x 130 S. Washington St. Mt Pulaski 79- 5211 f.I Illl[