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! 3 - Mt. Pulaski Times December 7, 2010 50th Wedding Anniversary Jerry & Madonna Boyle Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Boyle of Latham celebrated their 50 weddflag anniversary with a family vacation to Walt Disney World. Mr. Boyle and Madonna Welsh were married Novem- ber 26, 1960, in Mattoon. He was the manager of the Social Security Office in Decatur before his retirement. She is retired from the State of Illinois, Office of Energy Assistance. They are the parents of Bob Boyle and Colleen Troike, , both of Decatur. Their son, Patrick, died in 1984. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Performing in The Nutcracker Dec. ll& 12 Olivia Carey and Max Carey of Mt. Pulaski will per- fbrm at Sangamon Auditorium Sat Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and at 8 p.m. and Sun Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. Set to Tchaikovsky's enchanting score, The Nut- cracker is a holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker from a lavish Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then to a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. The production features a cast of 130, including chil- dren and adults from the Springfield area, Company members andincredible guest artists. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $16 for students and children. Purchase your tickets by calling the Sangamon Auditorium ticket office at (217) 206-6160 or online at tickets. 7 : /%?:iii ii!iiiiiiii!!!ili ~:C~ii!~i~,i!!iiiii;!i!iii~i: ~ ~i~iii ole Every Friday Night Catfish Baked Potato Salad Take The Lite ' plus tax Out Available 304 E. Mc Donald - Mt. Pulaski By Mike Lakin The owner of a rental property in Mt. Pulaski had her n:hme on the agenda for the NOV. 23 City Council Meeting, but did not attend. Mayor Jim Fuhrer asked: the city's rental property inspector to attend the meeting to answer any claims or questions the property owner had. While the proper{y owner did not attend the meeting, Mayor Fuhrer said eight or nine complaints abopt the results of the inspection had been raised. He said the owner said she wasbeing targeted and the inspection criteria were too strict. The rental property inspector, Howard Conrady, attended the meeting to explain his inspection results. Checking his file on the inspection, Mr. Conrady said the property involved Was the mobile home across from the Legion. When he inspected the property he found a problem with a sec on of carpet that had the appearance of mold.He explained,to the Council that molds releases a toxin and that molds are difficult to get rid of. Another major concern was holes in the mobile home skirting. He said these holes could allow vermin to enter and that can lead to all types of damage; includ- Handicap Parking Request Chief Lynn Freer did some research. According to that research, the width of a must be 16-feet. He also said the city has to revise its handicap-parking signs and post the fine on each sign. There are thirteen handicap-parking areas in town hat need tO be revised in some manner. Chief Freer added there is a requirement that the city establish one handi- cap*parking space for every 25 non-handicap-parking spaces. Alderman John Utterback said the city might as Wel! designate all parking in front of stores as handicap park- ing and "let the healthy people park across the street'!. Alderman Randy Reeter said that with a fine of $250 for violators; "that's income". The handicap parking space addition requested by the VFW and Museum has now risen to committee forma- tion. Chief Freer, Darrell Knauer, and Mike Patridge were named to the committee. Busy Beavers Alderman John Poffenbarger reported on a personal 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 : Meeting Local N6eds 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 and community. Come visit and tell us how we can serve you. ing damage to wiring, inspection he made along the Canadian Railway at Fra' Mr. C0n rady said his inspections are related to life zier Park. A waterway that carries storm water from the safety, fire, and health. Any problems related to these underpass on Spring is not flowing. In a 3/4 mile stretch categories raise concerns. Concerning the mobile home, there are eight to ten beaver dams. Alderman Randy he made two inspections. During an inspection he Reeter said it, "those are busy beavers". found the power and water was shut-off. This tells him Alderman Poffenbarger said the growing trees need there were problems, to be cut down and the waterway reshaped and cleaned Mayor Fuhrer explained the inspection procedure, out. John offered to talk with the Baker family about of approval are dedicated Once Mr. Conrady completes his inspection, his report sharing the expense. [*vlakl g L aI Derisions to hometown values and is given to City Inspector Lyle Fout, City Hall, and the Snow Plowing owner of the property. Lyle Fout has "final say" on hometown commitment. what is to be done with the results of the inspection. Alderman Pete Howe said he talked with the mayor Mayor Fuhrer commended Mr. Conrady on his thor- about changing the snow plowing procedure on the ough inspections, west-side of the Legion. Alderman Howe thought the Lift Station & Forced Main Work city could move the snow that is plowed onto the Legion lot. And, if needed, Pete suggested the city could plow Mike Patridge reported the wet-well structure and openings so the Legion parking lot could be accessed. manhole has been ordered for the Elkhart Road Lift The suggested plan did not fly. Station. A mid to late December delivery is expected. It was decided that it's not possible to'plow by individ- The Council approved a quote of $68,490 for Part of the ual requests. If the city started doing plowing to meet construction work on the new lift station, individual requirements, or accommodate individual Mike said that the Sewage Forced Main work has to requests, city snow plowing would become impossible. receive agreements and consents from property owners Rule is everybody takes half the snow. the main will run through. Harold Tendick has agreed Mike Patridge did make a suggestion for people when to the work and the use of his property. North of the they plow Or shovel a driveway. Mike said don't plow or Tendick property, Mr. Toohill (Farm Manager) will shovel straight out to the street. To keep the driveway require a written easement and hold harmless agree- open, stand in the drive and look into the street. Figure ment. As for the Keith Wilham property, there has not out which is your left hand and plow or shovel in an arc been an agreement for the city to cross the property, to the left. Stretch out the snow to the left. When this is This will be the subject of an executive session Dec. done, thesnowplow will not have any large amount of 14. As for the property adjacent to thedty property on snow to throw into your shoveled or plowed driveway. Spring, there has not been an agreement for the city to Mike added, "the snow plow does not create snow, it cross the property. This Will be the subject of an execu- just plows what's there." tive session Dec. 14. In Other Business Pickup Truck Request Mike Patridge: reported snow preparation is well Mike Patridge reported that the sA ton Ford pickup underway. state bid would total $18,044. Mike said an out-right Chief Lynn Freer reported new striping on the patrol bid from Jim Xamis Ford totaled $22;868 for the same car for the K-9 is done and the cage is in. truck. Graue Chevrolet 'did not submit a bid oli an City Treasurer Jim Sutton reported deposits of equivalent Chevrolet pickup. $101,778.28. This is primarily the city's share of real During the discussion, Mike said a ton was too estate taxes. The state has made the August payment on small to pull the city's safety trailer or the city's skid sales taxes due the city. loader trailer J ; :Aiim .=. : incr6.ase - When asked what,the green, Dodge and increase his monthly pickup truck, Mike said it would be a bargain for a new meeting stipend to$225. , buyer. It will be sold by sealed bid, as is.The City Council approved the City Tax Levy. City Treasurer Jim Sutton asked how the purchase There will not be a Dec. 28 City Council meeting would be financed. There are a lot of commitments unless there is some type of emergency. the city has made finance-wise. The city is looking at ' The Council was totally agreeable to an offer from three-year financing as a possibility. The Council will Subway to asphalt the'adjoining parking area that is determine financing at the Dec. I4 meeting, owned by the city. Subway will pay for the project. No further action was taken on the purchase request. Dianna Young came up with the idea to decorate the C ty Gazebo with the Christmas Tree. Dave Bauer pro- vided elf-like assistance. Landscape Waste Pickup- DecemberThe Last Day to take Landscape 6 and Final Pickup Date is December Waste to the Sewage Treatment Plant 17. is December 17 prior to 3:00 p.m. The Leaf Pickup December 6, and Sewage Treatment Plant will be closed December 13. Final Pickup Date is for the season at that time. December 17. Powell Insurance Agcy Inc Deron Powell, Agent Mt Pulask, L 62548 Protect your family for less, build cash value or even get Bus: 217-792-3371 your premiums back if the death has not been paid out at the end of the level premium period. statefarm,com tm C Zion Lutheran Elkhart Center 217 S. Gillett Street, Elkhart The program is a blast-from-the-past and delivers a life- changing message. During the annual Christmas Caroling Outreach at Midway Community Church, Jackson and his friends discover a time machine in the basement. After accidentallyhitting a lever, they embark on an adventure throughout the twentieth century and learn how helping oth.ers changes lives. Seeing the caroling outreach effects over the decades, once.skeptical Jackson comes to know Christ better and discovers the true value of God's gift and why we celebrate His birth, Admission is free but please bring a non-perishable food item for the Logan County Food Pantry.