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Woodville Council considers services extension request

by Tina S. Richards

Woodville City Council convened for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, May 13

Mayor Ben Bythewood opened the night's proceedings by proclaiming May 2013 as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. With David Bryant and Ron Krus present to accept the official proclamation from the City Council, the Mayor took the time to remind drivers, of all types of vehicles, to show "mutual respect" and "share the road".

The Council accepted for consideration a request from Otis Fortenberry for the extension of city services on a section of Highway 69 South. Up for consideration: annexing the proposed area and providing city services or providing the needed city services without annexation. The council tabled any decision until they could research costs, feasibility, and benefits of the proposed project.

City Administrator Mandy Risinger reported that 85 percent of the City's water meters have been changed, but only half of the gas meters have been retrofitted with the new meter systems. A delay in the process occurred due to a shortage of equipment. She noted the Nellius Street project was up and running, but the Reid Street project was still waiting for clearance from the state's environmental check.

Judge Judith Haney reported a busy month with 133 citations including 13 failures to attend school issued. It would seem that some of our students were trying to start their summer break early. Woodville Police Chief Scott Yosko noted the department's personnel have been trained and their cruisers installed with COPsync. COPsync is an on-board-computer system geared to aid the law enforcement community. Benefits of the system include a global positioning system (GPS), an electronic ticket writer and the capability for law officers to conduct a background check immediately from their vehicles instead of calling into the station for the information.

The Council's next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m.




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