Each month, City of Eddyville department heads submit a report detailing activities from the previous month. At last week's Eddyville City Council meeting, the following October reports were submitted:
• Police Chief Shane Allison reports five cases for the month, including two drug/alcohol-related incidents and one each of theft under $500, terroristic threatening and EPO/DVO violation. Two arrests were made on warrants. The number of cases worked was half of the October 2018 total, and arrests were down from seven a year ago.
• There were 14 narcotics officer cases worked last month, five of which involved methamphetamine.
• The department worked seven motor vehicle accidents, none with injuries reported. Accidents were down from nine in October 2018. There were also 17 motorist assists.
• Police made 97 calls for service, including 11 to assist other agencies.
• Thirty citations or warnings were written, and 18 of those were written along U.S. 62. There were only 19 in the 10th month of 2018.
• Fire Chief Josh Schenk reports 13 calls responded to in October, including two for mutual aid to Kuttawa Fire Department. There was also one special detail for the Spook Walk at Lyon County Elementary School.
• Six runs last month were for brush fires, three of which were illegal burns. The department responded to four vehicle accidents, two structure fires and one tree ablaze from a downed power line.
Water and Sewer
• Water and Sewer Superintendent James Peters reports 12 million gallons of potable water was treated in October 2019 as compared with 11.32 million in the same month of 2018.
• Despite more water having been produced at the water plant, 2 million fewer gallons of wastewater was treated at the sewer plant last month when compared to 12.62 million in October 2018. However, precipitation for the month was only 7.1 inches, down from 9.3 inches the year before, lowering the amount of possible infiltration into the collection system.