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July 13, 2017 I The Lovell Chronicle 13 I BY DAVID PECK The Lovell Town Coun- cil on Tuesday night offi- cially accepted the resigna- tion of Chief of Police Jason Beal, who a week earlier an- nounced his plans to take a position with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Gathering for the regu- lar July meeting, the coun- cil ran through a number of items, then as the final item of new business voted to ac- cept Chief Bears resigna- tion effective at the end of his workday Thursday, July 13. After going into a closed session for about 15 minutes, the council reconvened and Mayor Angel Montanez ap- pointed current LPD ser- geant Dan Laffin as the inter- im chief of police, effective Thursday after Beal's work- day ends. Montanez stated that the appointment is "ter- minable at will by the mayor:' Councilman Bruce Wol- sey moved to approve the mayor's appointment of the interim chief, and the coun- Dan Laffin The huge base for the new water tower has been constructed west of the rodeo later this month to put the water tower "stem" in place. The new water lines leading to the tower have been completed, Nebel said, with pressure testing under- As in the regular June month for the particular ven- meeting, the council would dor, a store the town wishes like to receive input from to continue to do business citizens on the ordinance, with. DAVID PECK grounds, and a large crane will arrive needed to be taken to use the credit card for paying the vendor. LIQUOR LIABILITY cil voted unanimously in fa- vor of the motion, way and chlorine tests to be Councilman Kevin Jones said, Beal said the card would After the topic came The council has sched- performed at the end of this "I would encourage any- first be used to pay off the up during a recent meet- uled a special meeting and week or next week. one with an opinion to con- checks that haven't been ing, Nebel said he has in- executive session to discuss "It's been smooth ' Neb- tact the town and let us know cleared, after which the bank vestigated the town's liabili- and later in the meeting she said the paperwork does have language indemnifying the town but said the council personnel on Monday, Julyel said, adding that he re- 31, at 6 p.m. ceived the go-ahead from Laffin moved to Lovellthe Wyoming Water Devel- from Texas and joined the opment Commission to re- Lovell Police Dept. in April, place as part of the proj- working part-time initially, ect five trees on the hospital He was later elevated to full- grounds that were lost in the time status and promoted to sergeant. TOWER UPDATE Town Administrator Jed Nebel gave the council an update on the water tow- er project, telling the coun- cil that a crane is scheduled to be in place July 27-28 to erect the stem section of the tower. The base is mostly fin- pipeline work, as anticipat- ed, noting that he got a "re- ally good quote" for the trees from Northern Gardens in Cody. SPEED LIMIT CHANGE The council passed on second reading Ordinance 952, which would low- er speed limits on streets in town that are not otherwise designated from the current 30 miles per hour to 25 mph. ished at the site just west of the rodeo grounds. their opinion, would be asked to lower the The council is scheduled limit as a protection. The to consider the ordinance card would then be used for on third and final reading on the vendor after bills are ap- Aug. 8. proved by the council each The council discussed at month. length Tuesday the idea of The council asked if the obtaining a debit card for the town's existing credit card purpose of paying a vendor in could be used instead of ob- town that has a history of not taining a new debit card, with cashing checks for charges attorney Sandra Kitchen and made by town employees. Councilman Wolsey, a former The uncleared checks must banker, noting that a credit be carried forward on the card has better protections bank statement each month, than a debit card. Assistant clerk/treasurer Beal said. treasurer Ed Allred said a If approved by the coun- credit card generates more cil, Beal and Nebel said, the paperwork for the staff, but debit card would only be kept he would be OK with that. in the office and used once a Kitchen said no action might want to require facili- ty users to carry event insur- ance. She suggested that the town check with other mu- nicipalities, large and small, for their facility policies. ty coverage for town venues such as the community cen- ter through the Local Gov- ernment Liability Pool when alcohol is served. Nebel said .another month Ordinance LGLP officials told him there 958, one of several measures In other action Tuesday: The council tabled for is no prohibition against al- designed to bring the town cohol at venues and suggest- code in line with state law ed that the town consider re- regarding liquor laws, until quiring a private party using a facility to show proof that liability would be covered by a homeowner's policy or event insurance. "No one said no, abso- lutely not (at the state) ' Neb- el said. Nebel and Beal asked Kitchen to review the town's facility use application form the ordinance can be further studied. The council approved an agreement with Verizon Wireless for a Jetpack mo- bile hot spot so police offi- cers can use a laptop and ac- cess internet data from their squad car. One Jetpack would be obtained initially on a tri- al basis. Professional Trash Removal Dr. Lance Anderson DMD :! .,i:/ / LO L ENTAL .......':;..,~.:~.~-; ~ . . , . : 240 E. 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