Urinal blown up at ball field bathroom

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

In what is almost seemingly commonplace, Chief Gary Dent, in his monthly report to the city council said a urinal at the ball field complex was once again blown up.

The ludicrous act of vandalism took place on Sunday afternoon. Three individuals, one adult and two juveniles are under investigation. More information will be forth coming as soon as it is available.

Dent went on to report that the CPD received 231 calls in July. In part, there were seven domestic situations, seven rides home from taverns, two shop lifters picked up, six accidents, 18 warnings given, 14 assists to the ambulance crew and one to the CVFD.

A contract with the law firm of R.L. Stoney Burk, Justin Lee and William Bieler, PLLC out of Choteau was agreed to by the council. Attorney Lee will be taking on prosecution duties and will be on a retainer for $2,000 a month.

In other council business, alderman Sandy Syvertson announced that Mark Gage, Joan Jensen, Kim Bender and Mike Brownell have resigned from the Park and Rec. board. The council accepted the resignations.

Syvertson then recommended Cody Dugan as commissioner of the Park and Rec. with Roger Paulsen and Kevin Kovatch as new board members. This passed on a 3-0 vote. One board member is still needed.

In other news out of the council, two building permits were approved, one at 509 S. Delaware for a porch and the other at 422 6th Ave. SW for roofing.

Cheryl Curry from the Port Authority reported that the PA’s home in Brady was finished and available for low-income purchase.

The PA has also closed on a property on Montana Street and with minor upgrades, it will soon be on the market.
Curry is working on inter-local agreements on the community center, their budget, and the growth policy.

Public Works Director Rich Anderson said the city crews are working on patching streets, a new sewer main has been installed, a chlorine pump burned out at the pool and a new one will be needed and wastewater bugs are still being worked out at the new treatment plant.

City Finance Officer Agnes Fowler is working on city budgets and will soon have a preliminary report for the council members.

The next regular meeting of the council will be on July 16, 7:30 p.m. in city hall at 411-1/2 S. Main Street. The public is always invited to attend.