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City approves hiring on new police officer

June 29, 2012
Ross Bercik - Managing Editor , Dysart Reporter

The Dysart City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, with Mayor Pamela Thiele absent.

The council discussed, among other things, the progess on the new fertilizer plant for the Tama-Benton Cooperative on the western edge of town. Mel Campbell stated that much progress is being made and the crew is currently working on grading and walls, with electrical work to begin soon.

A motion was made to accept the bid on the sewer extension project from Hatch Grading, whose bid came it at $39,871.80. Resolution 2012-13 passed unanimously.

The pay estimate for the 2012 State Street Water Main Project was approved, with the motion being made by Hennessy and seconded by Zeien.

Council members raised concerns about golf carts being operated at night, and moved on to give praise to the contractors who worked on State Street and the volunteers who helped with the dugouts at the park.

The council voted to approve the hire of a new police officer, who came through the interview process with rave reviews from both Chief Dunagan and committee members who met with him. Blake Waldrop was hired at a salary of $32,500.

The board tabled the issue of installing stop or yield signs at several intersections until a further review of the locations could be completed. The city met in special session on Wednesday, June 27, too late to be included in this edition.

The Dysart Reporter will have details of that meeting and an outcome of the discussion in next week's issue.



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