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13 Mt Pulaski i Police Report By Mike Lakin O Observing a chevrolet Silverado with a temporary ~. Illinois registration, Chief Lynn Freer ran the registra- tion and found the owner to have an outstanding warrant from DeWitt County. The traffic stop resulted in finding the registered Owner was the driver and when informed of the warrant he stated that he was aware of it. Confirming the warrant, the driver was arrested and taken to Logan County jail where he was held in lieu of bail. 0 Randomly checking a registration, Chief Lynn Freer found the owner to be suspended, suspended since September 23. The driver produced a driver's license and proof of insurance. The driver said there was a cita- tion for having no insur- ance several months ago and for that, there was a court date scheduled/Chief Freer told the driver this suspen- sion was probably related to another citation she received in June. An arrest was made for driving suspended' and the driver was transported to Logan County jail. On checking the insur- ance -the driver said that her boyfriend was listed as the insured party and she was listed as an additional driver - Chief F ?eer passed along to the driver that the policy had been terminated and was 13o longer in effect. Chief Freer never just accepts an .insur- ance card; he calls the com- pany and finds all he needs to know - oftento the detri- ment of the driver. O Randomly checking a registration, Chief Lynn Freer found the registered owner to have an active warrant out of Logan County. The driver produced a driver's license and proof of insurance and the driver was the registered owner. Advised of the war- rant, the driver only said he must're missed that court date. He was transported to the Logan County jail. I think there'd be a real marketing opportunity for an app that keeps track of those multiple court dates. Father and son in New York were arrested for stealing $40,000 worth of chicken wings from a restaurant they worked at and then selling them on the street; " i " City Council Cont'd From Front Page Public Works Director Matt Presswood vote; making the contract a contingency ;aid that he appreciates that there could agreement on Matt Presswood obtaining be a savings to the city but J Water Coop- a water license in six-months. erative, Inc. is 2 1/2 hours away if they The Council took no further action. needed to be called in, a time problem. Alderman Neaville said there had been Matt did like the technologythat was an issue this summer, that Mike Pat- offered by the cooperative, ridge changed his phone number over Alderman Howe added, "it might bethe issue, and the city could not contact cheaper but that is not a consideration." him. Alderman Howe said he had Mike's Pete said that while the cooperative could number, there wasn't a problem, and save the money, he did not see it in the he'd give Andrew that new number. long run, when you factor in Mike Pat- Alderman Neaville said he thought ridge's knowledge of the city. changing water licenses was a "no Alderman John Utterback said he had brainer" for the council with the amount personally seen the value of Mike Pat- of money that would be saved for the city. ridge's knowledge on city jobsites and he Neaville then said it was time for Mike was opposed to making any change to a different water license. Alderman Neaville then made a motion to contract the city's water license with EJ Water Cooperative, Inc. No one sec- onded the motion. Aldermen Pete Howe and John Utter- back made the motion to continue the contract with Mike Patridge through Lyle Fout for one-year. Before the vote, Alder- man Neaville asked the Council to wait until a full Council was present (Dar- rell Knauer and Matt Bobell was absent) before taking a vote .on Pete and John's motion. Mayor Jim Fuhrer said there was not a second meeting scheduled for Decem- ber and that he talked to Knauer and Bobell; Knauer was in favor continuing Mike Patridge's contract and Bobell was opposed. Mayor Fuhrer said he did not see Andrew's proposed contract with J Water Cooperative, Inc. having a chance to succeed. At that point Jim Boy Coogan stood up, said he couldn't believe this, and left the Council Chambers. Voting on keeping Mike Patridge's contract, the Council voted - Alderman Neaville voted no, Aldermen Pete Howe, John Utterback, and Joyce Maxheimer voted yes, and Mayor Jim Fuhrer voted yes. Alderman Neaville then suggested amending Mike's contract to six-months or in the alternative to making the con- tract a month-to-month agreement for one year. Neaville said a six-month contract amendment could include a renewal for six-months. Neaville added that if Matt Presswood obtains his water license during the one-year contract with Mike Patridge, the city would then pay for two water licenses and he thought Mt. Pulaski would then see water rates increasing to pay for two water licenses. City Attorney Tom Van Hook said the contract could be modified by Cotmcil Patridge's former office in City Hall to become Matt Presswood's office and Pat.ridge and Presswood could share the office during a transition period. No one objected to a transition period. In Other Business - Chief Lynn Freer reported the seized 2002 Lincoln Continental was sold at auction for $875. The money will be used for a training class for the police, depart- ment. Public Works Director Matt Presswood said the last landscape pickup for the year had been made, leaf collection was concluded for the year, and the pond is closed for brush and landscaped waste drop-off for the winter. Matt added cur- rent work includes patchwork on the streets and truck maintenance for winter. Michael Phillips is a new streets-alleys part-time employee. There is some concern over garbage trucks causing damage to the alleys. One idea is to possibly move the collection of all garbage to the main streets in front of houses. City Treas. Jim Sutton reported income to the city between November 25 and December 8 of $83,888.87. City consulting engineer Greg Gus- tafson said that he and Matt Presswood looked over the PVC pipe the city has stockpiled for the force main work from Spring Street to Elkhart Road. There had been some concern about the condition of the pipe that had been purchased by the city in 2009 or two 2010. The pipe had been sitting out in the sun for the last few years. Greg said that the UV rays had only a surface effect on the pipes. The pipes are okay for future use. He said that during the installation of the pipe they have to avoid installing it at very cold temperatures (below freezing). Cont'd on Page 20 G" Imagine a bank that actually helps you get what you want. Instead of red tape, loan committees and canned lending formulas, work with a decision-maker who can back you up from start to finish 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. 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