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Wyatt Tells Board New Chief On Duty

From staff reports

During a 14-minute meeting last Thursday, Mayor Carlton Wyatt told the St. Mary Board of Aldermen that a new police chief had been hired and was already on duty. The city and been without a policeman since Adam Bequette left earlier in the year.

Fire Chief Frankie Ullman reported there were five calls, one medical, one mutual aid, one brush fire and two vehicle fires during the previous month.

He also said the barbecue was a huge success. The food was sold out by 12:45 and the 50/50 winner wrote “donate” on their ticket. 

Ullman thanked Alderman Annette Hacker and the firefighters for stepping up and helping out because he had family matters to attend to. Ullman reported he was successful in getting funds from two different grants to purchase new radios. 

Alderman Dr. Zen Duda reported that ABC Contracting made a serious rut on Sycamore Street and he got the insurance information and they provided the city clerk with a claim number. Duda also reported he has procured a trap and bait to do a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program for the stray cats in town. 

In giving the water report, Ullman reported that the water samples are good.  The meter for the water tower will be installed soon. Ullman also reported that there was a blockage in the lift station at Marion Cliff that they cleared.