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Corrigan council updated on chamber of commerce
BY LEW VAIL
CORRIGAN – Livingston- Polk County Chamber of Commerce Director Sydney Murphy presented an up-date of activities and programs sponsored by the chamber for both citizens and the tourist trade during last week's meeting of the Corrigan City Council. Corrigan is a sponsor of the chamber and the group holds quarterly meetings in Corrigan for the convenience of the merchants. The Holiday Schedule was tabled, as was the agreement to join The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), a purchasing cooperative program serving public and private school districts, colleges, universities, federal, state, county and city municipalities. Chief Darrell Gibson was granted approval for the purchase of ticket writers for the police units. This will make many facets of the ticket writing process automated, such as inserting the driver's license information and coding of the offenses and in will make tickets more readable and work of the court clerks easier. The Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department had a busy month, reporting a structure fi re, two grass fi res, two major vehicle accidents, one vehicle fi re and assistance with two controlled burns. The animal control unit reported the capturing of 11 cats, seven dogs, the rescue of a cat and three dogs. People surrendered three cats and fi ve dogs. Other wildlife calls included a squirrel in a residence, two raccoons in a dumpster and one goat – which was found dead on arrival. The police department made nine arrests, wrote 403 citations, processed 242 calls for service and made 1033 building checks. They worked 36 cases and sent 10 to the District Attorney's offi ce for prosecution. City manager reported that due to weather conditions, they have six water leaks. The group that locates the leaks was busy with similar problems in other cities. Work on Martin Luther King installing guardrails should begin soon. The guardrails were acquired at no cost to the city through a contact of Lt. Jerry Grissom.