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Wamac Has New Chief Of Police

June 8, 2016

The City of Wamac has a new chief of police.  After accepting the resignation of Chief Anthony Kilgore, the Board of Alderman at their most recent meeting approved Sergeant Jason Davis promoted to Chief of Police by a 4-2 vote.  Aldermen Normal Faulkner and Willis Phillips were the dissenting votes.  

Chief Davis took the oath of office after board approval and told the board in the future he was looking to hire 2 part-time officers with the goal to bring them on in a full-time role.

The city of Wamac will also see an increase in their water rates.  The city received a letter from the City of Centralia informing them that water will be going up 6% starting July 1st.  That increase will be passed on to the residents.  The board also renewed their contract with Sunrise Sanitation with no increase the first year, .28 cents the 2nd year and no projected increase through years 3-4-5 of the 5-year contract.  The board approved 10 mosquito sprays with Egyptian Outdoor Spraying for the amount of $3800.  

City Clerk Marian Suhl has announced that she mailed the water bills to residents on May 31st, but as of today the Post Office still doesn’t know where they are.  Suhl says residents who wish to pay their bill can do so at the office, however it will be closed on Friday.  Suhl says she is seeing about re sending the bills if the originals are not found.

In other business, the board announced their intentions of working to eliminate three dilapidated properties located at 130 South Franklin, 418 West 17th Street, and 121 North Wabash.

Jeff Minton with the Shalom Food Pantry will be holding a fundraising softball tournament at the Wamac City Park July 9th and 16th.  The board waived the light usage fee.  

And Wamac Pride winners were Elizabeth Bourque and James Ellis, Greg and Rita Session and LouAnn Brink.

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