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5 O ~r @ I.I I.t -,1 tO O I.t O! Neaville said the city could rent Irl Other Business'- look at options for 2016. Specifically equipment from somewhere else whether to bid out the mowing or all day for what the rental fee was The Council took a look at some have city employees take over the for two hours. At the end of the dis- tweaking on the chicken ordinance, mowing. A report is due the Council cussion, it was decided that before The Council approved changes in February 2016. equipment is rented from now on, include a requirement that chickens Halloween Trick or Treating is the city was to know the rental cost have protection from the weather Halloween Night October 31 from up front so a decision could be made and cold. Also, there is now a 5 - 8pm. to pay that rental fee or go some- requirement that chicken coops be Mayor Fuhrer said it was time to where else. at least 15-feet from a neighbor's decide about the city's authority to Public Works Director Matt Press- residence, enter private property to trim or wood reported that a water leak at The Council reviewed the pro-remove trees and brush-shrubs that Belmont/Scott turned into a bigger posed ordinance establishing an are viewed as obstructions at inter- leak that expected. A buried phone Enterprise Zone that includes Mt. sections and alleys. He said he has line was damaged among other Pulaski. Details were discussed been talking with Chief Freer and problems, at the last meeting. The Council City Attorney Tom Van Hook about Trees and debris removal along approved the ordinance. The City is this for a year and a half and he did the new forced main line west of now one pfthe municipalities in the not see why the city couldn't have town is being done. Logan County application, an ordinance allowing this. City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported The Council approved having the As the meeting started to wrap up, income to the city of $50,172.89 was dty join the Lincoln-Logan Cham- Councilmember Andrew Neaville taken in between Sept. 23 and Oct. ber of Commerce. The fee is $50per got into a discussion with Mayor 13. Of that total, Sutton reported year. Fuhrer about permitting JimBoy $25,649.81 was from city water- The Council approved the two-Coogan and Roger Bohn to speak sewer billings, year contract, continuing the lease to the Council under "Public Com- The Bliss Leak Detection Contract with the Athletic Association. The ments." Mayor Fuhrer said they was brought to the Council. The association leases Frazier Park for were not speaking to the Council. As agreement is to test the company $1 per year. Neaville expressed some concerns for accuracy in detecting leaks in No decision was made about con- about denying them, Mayor Fuhrer the city water system. The company tracting with an electricity broker, said he wanted the meeting to be will survey 25% of the city's water Mayor Fuhrer said another presen- adjourned. He then picked up his system. The city will pay $750 for tation would be made to the Council gavel and with a fair amount of force each leak that is found that the city at the October 27 Council meeting, struck his desk and said he wanted digs up and confirms as a "leak in The Council approved granting a a motion to adjourn.., now. Coun- need of repair." Public Works Direc- variance for a garage after payment cil members John Utterback and tor Matt Presswood said he wants of a fine of $150 by the property Darrell Knauer made and seconded to make sure the city doesn't "chase owner, a motion to adjourn. On the vote, after leak reports that don't pan Delmar Stewart told the city he Councilmember Andrew Neaville out." After further discussion, the will not being mowing city prop- voted no. The meeting adjourned by Council approved the contract as erty after this year. Mayor Fuhrer maiorityvote" a limited test of Bliss Leak Detec: directed the Streets and Alleys tion's claim it can benefit the city. Committee 0ohn Utterback and The next regular City Council Pete Howe) to meet with Public meeting is 6:30pm Tuesday Octo- ber 27. Works Director Matt Presswood to Unfamiliar with the concept By Mike l.akin means you lose twice. You have to give back the money The newspaper received a fraud notice from the from the bogus check or money order and on top of Logan County Sheriffs Office. that, you will never get back the money you sent. A check for$1,480, made out to Sheriff Nichols, In this case, the criminal or criminals - were unfa- arrived in a priority mail envelope at his office. There miliar with the criminal concept.., they didn't include was no letter and no instructions sent with the check, a letter telling Sheriff Nichols to send back part of the Normally, these types of fraudulent checks include money. All they did was send a bogus check. instructions to cash the check - sometimes it's a money You've got to wonder when the mistake will finally order - and return a part of the money you've gotten to register with the criminal mastermind behind this one. the sender. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reminds you that For some trusting souls that cash the check or money if you receive a check or solicitation, contact your local order and send back a part of the money it's too late law enforcement agency or the Logan County Sheriff's for them. If you cash one of these fraudulent checks or Office Criminal Investigation Division at 217-732- 4159. 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