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April 30, 2014

New police officer sworn in at City Council meeting

Matthew Stanley was sworn in Monday night as the newest member of the Washington City Police. Stanley, a Washington native, served in the Marines prior to joining the department.

Members of the city council approved a new ordinance eliminating the position of assistant parks superintendent but added additional summer help and promoted one member of the department, Richard Gaither, to a parks foreman.

In other business, it was announced that the Van Trees water project should begin next week weather permitting. The project will start on Northeast Sixth Street and run toward 15th Street.

The Board of Public Works approved Rex Gress and Sons to demolish an abandoned property located on Southeast Second Street. The property had sustained severe damage during last year’s tornado. The company had the lowest of the four bids received for the project.

A request for signs denoting that children with autism live in the area was also approved. Amanda McIntyre and Laurie Victoriano, both have children with autism, spoke to the board about why they feel the signs are important to the safety and protection of their children. “Children with autism escape and this is a big problem resulting in many deaths of autistic children,” said McIntyre. “There are so many children out there that have autism and I just feel there’s something we can do to try to help autistic people who don’t always understand.”

The signs will be located on both Mill Street and South Meridian Street.

Change orders were also approved for the water tower project which will now feature repeaters that will boost the radios of emergency personnel as well as changes in the Griffith Elementary Safe Routes to School project.



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