The Eddyville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at City Hall and agenda items featured department reports and the presentation of an accreditation certificate to city police.
During public comments, Jennifer Nelson was present to address the city council. Nelson is running for the position of District Court Judge for Division 2. She explained to the city council that it was an unconventional election as there would be no names on the ballot, only write in candidates. As such, she wanted to introduce herself and make sure that the public understood the write-in process.
During department reports, Fire Chief Josh Schenk said the department passed pump inspections. He also shared that one call it had answered was for a cat in a tree.
The street department participated in routine cleanup operations, including cleanup after the annual Founders’ Day Festival.
The water and sewer department fixed several line and main breaks in the city. One leak that had been an issue for eight years due to not being able to find the problem was finally located and fixed.
Retired Police Chief Jaime Green presented the accreditation award to the Eddyville Police Department. According to Green, Eddyville Police was first accredited in 2000, which gives the city a 10% insurance discount. Green had started work on the reaccreditation before retiring as chief, and current Police Chief Brook Dixon finished the reaccreditation.
Dixon could not be present at the meeting due to in-service training, so Green presented the 2022 reaccreditation certificate to Shannon Oliver, who was present to give a life saver award. Eddyville Mayor John Choat expressed his appreciation to the city police department.