Police cars to remain in town

Oak Creek board allows town employees to use vehicles

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— The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday night agreed to make two extra police cars available to town employees who have been using their own cars to conduct town business.

Public Works Director Jim Photos suggested the town keep the vehicles instead of selling them and to let town employees drive the vehicles to training or to run town-related errands.

The vehicles, a Chevrolet Blazer and a Ford Explorer, are not being used because the town's police department consists of one police officer - Chief Linda Koile.

Board members agreed it would be wise to keep the vehicles in good condition in case the town decides to hire another police officer or code enforcement officer in the future.

Mayor J. Elliott said the town would need to keep logs of who is driving the vehicles when, and to check into the town's insurance policy on transporting non-town employees in the vehicles.

In other business, the Town Board:

n Heard from Dan Craig, who represents Oak Creek on the White River Basin Roundtable. Craig asked the board for its concerns regarding water-related issues.

n Heard from Mike Yurich with the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg. Yurich informed the board that the next centennial event is the Potato Bake from 2 to 5 p.m. March 17 at Soroco High School.

n Heard from Soroco Middle School Americorps volunteer Christie Scott, who was seeking National Youth Services Day project ideas.

n Approved its Feb. 22 minutes and February accounts payable.

n Agreed to require vendors to provide a certificate of additional insured to participate in town events.

n Set the town's Clean-Up Day for June 16.

Comments

cantstandit 7 years, 1 month ago

We need cash! Save us from the extra cargo that was forced upon us.

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Camo181 7 years, 1 month ago

"Extra cargo" was not "forced" upon the citizens of Oak Creek ...the majority of the citizens voted FOR the "extra cargo," blindly, without rhyme or reason. They sure are quiet about it now ...

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oofcboy 7 years, 1 month ago

have you heard who is going to take the place of directer of public works yet

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JQPUBLIC 7 years, 1 month ago

Way to go camo....OC's "well informed" citizens danced to the tunes, now they can pay the piper. QUESTION: If town employees run around in cop cars, can Wall arrest them for impersonating an officer (just to avenge his most ardent OC supporter)?? If OC gets lucky they'll have a third empty car to worry about, maybe then they will consider hiring a real cop. Requiring vendors to provide a certificate of additional insured was always the norm until "git 'er done" done it her way!

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whyquestion 7 years, 1 month ago

why is the pilot reporter afraid to report the increase in the electric rates????? was this to cover the transfer of funds to the general fund????? was this to keep operating the polic e department?????Isn't that a waste of $$$$$$??????Ah "deficit cargo" her legacy goes on doesn't it?????But i wonder if the changing of the way the town did the financials during her REIN brought the deficit out ?????what ever happended to jodee stordal cargos fantastic treasuer ????and who was that couple that did the books after she left and problems were found????what did they charge to correct her so called mistakes?????if only the town still had those hard drives right????? How sad oak creek never learns ?????

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whyquestion 7 years, 1 month ago

the public works guy doesn't know when he is leaving now?????

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oofcboy 7 years, 1 month ago

so let me get this straight they raised the electric because of a the mayor is that why my bill jumped 40 dollars in january

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bluntman 7 years, 1 month ago

the electric rates have not been raised. where do you get your (mis)information from, Rita???????

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