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Hartville discussses big water leak, SRO and 911

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During their Oct. 12 meeting, the City of Hartville heard from Brian Turner regarding a major water leak of more than 350,000 gallons of water.

According to the drafted meeting minutes, Turner said he would not be able to pay the full amount in one payment and asked the City Council to allow him several months to pay off the balance.

The Council approved an option for him to make payments without penalty during six months to pay off the leak charges and reduction in sewer charges.

Hartville Police Chief Adam Stigall noted that the School Resource Officer (SRO) would need to use a city police vehicle. He also said the school would be willing to share in the fuel expenses.

With the city officer’s current schedule, there is only one vehicle being used at a time and he would not have an issue with the SRO officer using the other vehicle.

Council later approved the usage of the vehicle as well as a measure to spend $500 per vehicle on graphics.

Chief Stigall also said the Wright County Sheriff’s Office would no longer have dispatch to enter the city municipal warrants into MULES. 911 will now be the handling all warrant entry into MULES. 911 also will charge each city $2,000 annually to enter the warrants. Hartville owes $500 to finish out 2021.

The council approved the $500 payment for the warrant fees for the remainder of 2021.

Those attending the meeting included Council President Jeff Bettendorf along with alderpersons Melvin Moon, Jessica Vandergrift, Brett Long and Loni Pedersen.

Karen Brown was absent. Also attending were City Clerk Carla Spooner and Stigall.

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