Lake City Council adopts policy

Thursday, May 23, 2002

The Lake City Council adopted a policy for out of jurisdiction law enforcement activities during its regular meeting Monday, May 13.

Police Chief Winred Saffell told the council that several times officers have been asked to assist deputies and other officers outside the department's jurisdiction. He explained that the policy would enable the officers to exercise arrest powers outside of their normal territory if necessary.

Councilman Terry Chisnall said that he is still having complaints about trashcans being left at the curb long after trash pick-up.

The council approved sending letters to residents that leave trashcans curbside advising them that the cans need to be removed the day of the trash pickup. A letter will be the warning and if the offense continues, a ticket will be issued.

"These cans are a hazard to motorists," Chisnall said.

Mayor Jerry Bowman told the council that he would like to have open house at the new city hall facility from 3-6 p.m. Monday, June 17.

The Council discussed the Cottonfest funds but it was tabled until Carolyn Caldwell can get in touch with IRS to see exactly where the remaining money needs to go.

"The by-laws say that when the Cottonfest Committee dissolves, all monies will be turned over to the city for use in parks or beautification. We (the committee) will need to vote on where the money will be placed after we contact the IRS," Caldwell said.

The city will sponsor the upcoming Cottonfest.

The next council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at city hall.

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