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December 5, 2012

Adair accepts chief’s resignation

PRYOR — After an executive session Monday night, Adair Trustees accepted the resignation of Alvin Scott Nelson.

Nelson had served as police chief. He had been on paid suspension since last month’s meeting when he tendered his resignation.

Chief (H.W.) Jordan is the acting police chief. Adair has three paid part-time officers: Hank Perryman, Kody Rowley and Joey Johnston. Several reserves volunteer their services free: Ben McGregor, Asa Sharp, Rick Taylor and Wesley Reed.

Perryman gave the police report for November. The department worked two accidents and made one arrest at the school.

“I’m not sure now many tickets since we switched to digital tickets in the middle of the month,” Perryman said.

Fire Chief Craig Cooper said the fire department made 13 runs in November.

“The new brush truck is almost in service,” Cooper said. “Should take about two more weeks.”

Cooper told Water Superintendent Scott Martin the trucks will be taken to the water department for pump testing Dec. 22.

David Bauer gave the street and alley report.

“We’ve been cleaning up at the sewer plant to make it easier to bush hog,” Bauer said. He discussed putting up a building to house the irrigation gun used to spray treated waste water onto pastures. “We need an enclosure for it,” Bauer said. “I’ve been talking to Steve (Hall) and we think run a gravel pad and use spray insulation with a roll up door at each end. You really can’t back that thing.”

Town Clerk Kim Conseen reported one animal pickup in November.

“They should really be paying for that because we know whose dog it is,” town attorney Cherie Meislahn said. Trustees decided to send a bill to the dog’s owner.

Bette Schneider spoke to the trustees on behalf of Adair Chamber of Commerce. She asked the town to reimburse the chamber for parts used to put a box on an electric pole in town for vendors at Christmas in the Country. Trustees agreed to pay the chamber $586.43. PSO did the work at no charge.

Schneider said Christmas in the Country was a success. She said Dollar General and Buckaroo’s reported 17 and 20 percent more business than a regular Saturday, respectively.

She said the chamber has received a grant from Northeast Rural Electric Cooperative in the amount of $4,300 to fence part of the park on the Highway 69 side. The fence will be five feet high and made of square tubing. Volunteers will install the fence.

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