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Council hires new city manager


CORRIGAN — Corrigan City Council met to appoint a new city manager and discuss curfew enforcement for the city. Interim City Manager Grimes Fortune has served his last day and was not at the meeting. Council appointed Darren Hudman new city manager. Hudman was born in Cleveland and most recently worked in Liberty County for Child Protective Services and was a teacher before that. The public forum brought Perry Eilam to the podium regarding the proposed Corrigan City Park project. Eilam has worked on the park project for free since February and was concerned with the departure of Fortune. Eilam said there has been no direction given by council as to their interest in giving the project approval and guidance to proceed with grant applications. After the executive session, a motion was made by council to validate the city's approval of the Corrigan City Park Project and the 501c3 can begin fundraising to develop a committee with council, to continue planning and submitting grant proposals. During Police Department reports, Chief Darrell Gibson said curfew laws in the city ordinances will be enforced and there are penalties for violating these that could have effects on a young person's future. During May, the department made 23 arrests, wrote 473 citations and made 278 calls for service. Gibson also stated that some people have carped about drug interdiction efforts on the roads, but explained they are effective in getting drugs out of the community. The city approved City Atorney Luann Tatum drafting a letter to Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon to request the release of more than $12,000 recently confi scated in a drug case. The money will be used to equip patrol cars with new radar units. The Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department reported one structure fi re and that it had to be recalled when it rekindled. They also covered two car accidents, two power transformers that fl ared up, a car fi re and an accident with a fatality and one medical assist. They thanked the public for their support of the fi nd raiser, where the department made $1,200. The resolution approved in January regarding the Polk Central Appraisal District building project was revisited and approved due to wording and procedures.t


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