Wednesday 28 January 2015

Local News

Equipment purchase OK’d



Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:09

The Council approved the purchase of a new front-end loader-mounted rotary snowblower for its Public Works Deparment.  Road Use Tax revenues will fund the $160,000 purchase.  

Public Works Director Joe Weigel told the Council the city’s newest front-end loader-mounted snow blower was purchased in 2001 and has approximately 527 hours on it. 


Police Department hiring



Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:09

Police Lieutenant Paul Chizek  reported to the Council that the department has begun advertising to hire another police officer.  The deadline for applications is Jan. 25.  

He noted the city has an April 20 slot reserved at the State Academy in the event the person chosen for the position is not already a certified officer. 


Property valuations are up



Thursday, 08 January 2015 14:08

In other business Monday, City Administrator Scott Flory said he has received notification that city property valuations are up 4.5 percent.  That will translate to roughly $19 million for the city’s budget.  The number is consistent with trends in recent years.


Community says good-bye to hometown hero



Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:56

Clear Lake Police Chief Rex McChesney was laid to rest Tuesday morning amid a huge outpouring of love from his community.

McChesney, 52, died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He received the diagnosis only a short time after being named interim police chief by Mayor Nelson Crabb in February.  The 28-year veteran of the local police force embraced the position and led the department throughout the year, even while receiving cancer treatment.


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