July City Council Highlights

The Fairfield Bay City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 8, with all members present.

Kim Manville, Dispatch Supervisor, discussed the upcoming DPS Open House on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be activities for kids of all ages and food will be available. The public is invited to attend. A training class was held in June on “Lessons Learned, Sandy Hook Elementary School.”

John Willoughby, Police Chief, stated there were 349 calls for the month of June, with 5 arrests, 2 warrants served and no break-ins.

John Evans, Fire Chief, reported 7 fire calls for the month. The department participated in the Shirley Homecoming Parade, painted 45% of the fire plugs throughout the city and trained two (2) new firefighters.

Alderman, John Foster, commended the job the police and fire departments did during the 4th of July celebration and gave them a big thank you.

Bob Chaloupek, EMS Captain, stated they have recruited an additional second medical, with one driver resigning. Training has been completed with four second medicals and a driver. For the month of June, there were 47 total runs, for a yearly total of 343.

Sherry Guess, Education Director, said co-sponsoring the 1st Photographic Art Exhibit with NCFA&E for Instructor Lee Phillips was a great success. A 2 evening seminar, “Wildfires,” sponsored by the FFB fire department, was well attended from various central AR communities.

Bob and Wilba Thompson, Directors, of the Conference and Visitors Center, stated that Charlotte Rierson has been added to the Steering Committee. Progress continues on housing and catering menues are being finalized. Plans include special pricing with the Hart Center, webpage development and social media content. Equipment evaluation and inventory of the kitchen, see what furnishings are aceptable for use and base fund raising efforts accordingly.

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