December 12, 2009

City Council advised new deputy now fully licensed

City Council advised new deputy now fully licensed

By ALLAN TINKER
Trent Naser, Sheridan County Sheriff, reported to the McClusky City Council at their regular December meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, that Chris Kluth has completed the peace officer academy and is now fully licensed.
Naser also said there had been a few stray animal complaints but no other major problems. He offered the city the same renewal contract for the upcoming year as the previous year’s contract. He would like the approved contract returned in time for the January county meeting, for approval by the commissioners.
Steve Murray reported on city maintenance issues: three water meters are left to install (“The people are hard to find”); the Bingo machine is installed and ready; the number of meters at the R and H Motel was reduced from three to two; sewer problems recently had mostly been caused by root impaction; the Christmas lights will be up Dec. 8, and he ran out of time to get the leaves swept up. The latter issue drew a statement from Mayor Theresa Jorgenson, that she had “many” complaints on this issue.
It was also noted that some residents sweep leaves and snow onto adjoining or empty lots that belong to other people. This is not legal, the council members stated.
“There is too much snow, now,” Murray told them. “The leaves will plow up.” He also noted that Tom Saueressig might be able to help as back up for street cleaning. This last issue was a reply to Councilman DuWayne Hirschkorn’s inquiry as to whether there was anyone able to fill in, in case Murray was ill or otherwise unable to work.
The council decided to try to locate a permanent, as needed, person to fill in these situations, and to make sure they were trained and informed in all the duty areas.
Steve also noted that NDDOT is required to be there when tar is loaded from now on. The state would be liable if someone got burned, he said.
 


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