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CONAWAY HANDYMAN SERVICE, Fully Insured > Paining Small Repairs Other Handyman Jobs Larry L Con; 217-737-4133, 615 S Spring St - Mt Pu#ask/ Mr. Pulaski's City Council is in a quandary. Twelve residences in Mr. Pulaski share a city water line_ Each residence has a water metro: But... there are only six actual waterlines and six accom- lmying water shut off valves serving those twelve residences. Did You  - The next.st I_earjet will be mostly in Mexico, Drive away with savings on your auto insurance Accidents wi[i happen - great or. small W.. o,-r ViP Cim Sm-cice, you will get fast, reliabie: and no-e claim service. ,ask abo .-h- you can stretch your protecon, tc,: "lfout sttairi..', your  *t auto disconts like Multi-Cm DiscJnt.  Fnee Div, Count; C--ood S&;-dent DiSCOurL Low MHeage D{ounL H),- A.uo DisccrrL A-Io,q4cme Discount, and more Call your Pekin. Insg-are TM A9e  o Auto Insurance Beyond the expecmcl.  Downing, Przykopanski, Clements & May Insurance Agenq, '- 124 S. Washington St. lit. Pulaski 792-5251 What To k.. What To Do This situation arose when the main residence on each water line added a residence to an adjoining structure. All was good. Good until those residences were eventually sold off and the city was handed that pesky quandary. As long as both water custom- ers pay their respective water bills - no problem. But. If one of those customers does not pay their water bill, the city cannot shut off their water without, shutting off the water to the customer that did pay their water bill. Public Works Director Mike Patridge told the Council that the city couldn't go on private prop- erty and run a water line. The property owner has to run the water line. The Illinois Plumb- ing Code forbids municipalities from doing any plumbing work on private property. And there is no incentive to that second water customer to run a new water line costing upwards of $1,000 +. So far, the Council has come up with an idea of paying a pri- vate plumbing contractor to run a new water line to each of-the six secondary water customers. But the question and quandary is - how does the city get the six secondary water customers to even agree to a new line? As Mike said, "Those secondary water customers have no incen- five." Brutus in the Timber By Mike Lakin Mt. Pulaski's Police K- 9 Brutus did an excellent job during a recent police simulation. Chief Lynn Freer said Officer Kyle Veech and Brutus went for outing in a timber area near town. The outing was to see how Brutus worked in a situation where he met two challenges. First, was a traffic stop with a suspect that offered resistance and offered a threat to an officer. Brutus responded to bring the suspect under control and neutralized the threat to an officer. Second challenge 'was a fleeing suspect. In this simulation a suspect fled into an area of 4-foot weeds and into a struc- ture. Brutus tracked the suspect through the weeds and responded that the suspect was in the struc- ture. Officers knocked the door open and Brutus charged in and took down the 180 lb suspect without a second thought. Chief Freer said, "Brutus swiftly knocked the suspect on his.., butt". Times File Photo Drew Dyer and Daniel Siebert (AKA the **All Star Boys") rapped and danced an original rap about the history of Mt. Pulaski. This was posted on the Mt. Pulaski Community Pride Facebook page and on You- Tube if anyone wants to hear (and see the last dancing part). From their winning perfor- mance in Mt. Pulaski at the 175 m Celebration the boys swept intothe Logan County Fair and won the talent show in their division. Next stop for the talented duo is the Crown Plaza, Springfield where they com- pete January 21, 2012. Times Photo from 75th Cebraon Did YOU Know - Report says that 27 people deemed as threats still hold valid FAA pilot's licenses New Items Dairy Bar's B.L.D. Burger Strawberry Shortcakes Fried Green Tomatoes Mount Rib Sandwich Brownie Sundae Crab Ragoons Fall Cobblers Fried Pickles Snow Cones River Chips Egg Rolls AND MOREl September 5 Hours Are 11 to 8 pm September 15 Lunch Delivery on the Farm... Order by 10 A.M. Call 671-6353 Minimum... Mt. Pulaski Times lice 00p0rt By Mike Lakin What me hare learned so far this month... When you get ready to drive - Do you have a valid driver's license? D 9 you have a real insurance card? Are there any warrants for your arrest? If you can answer yes, yes, and no - please enjoy your drive. Chief Freer ran the license plate on the mini-van. The driver was wanted on an outstanding Macon County Warrant. It was for failure to appear/ contempt of court. When the stop was made, the driver presented her driver's license and insurance card. The insurance card was issued November 2010. The insurance card was canceled December 2010. She skated for 8- months until she hit Mt. Pulaski on that August day. Since she was headed to jail on the warrant anyway, Chief Freer tossed in a citation for operating an uninsured vehicle to top off her day. Next City Landscape Pickup is Monday, Sept. 1Z August 20, 2011