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City Council addresses Hydro Dam Vandalism

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Jul 21, 2021

The City Council met July 12, 2021, at the Municipal Building Council Chambers to discuss and approve a light agenda with all members present. Councilman Joel Potts led in the Pledge of Allegiance and delivered the invocation. Mayor Sandy Hunt then called the meeting to order and entertained a motion for the approval of the June 2021 meetings minutes (waive reading). The council approved the minutes by a unanimous vote.

Council also gave unanimous approval to the regular city invoices and financial report (following department head approval, budget reports available upon requests).

Councilman Jeff Gieseke reported that the vandalism at the Hydro Dam facilities is why they are closed. “We are working diligently to monitor and prosecute the vandals who are responsible for any destruction of the facilities. It is a shame people that come from all over to fish and enjoy the dam area can not have use of the facilities because of this type of behavior. It will not be tolerated”.

Councilman Steve Pallisco also spoke on the situation, ” he said it is sad these people destroy a good thing for the locals and other visitors. We will be monitoring the area constantly to apprehend anyone destructing the Hydro Dam recreation site”.

Councilman Joel Potts reported that two officers are ready to finish the Police Academy and two more ready to attend.

Councilman Pallisco reported that the Fire Department had 25 calls last month and the department had rear cameras installed on their older trucks. The ladder test inspection also passed.

Councilman Joe Smith asked if all department heads would turn in their unused equipment to be put up for bid.