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La Harpe City Council Must Replace Another Alderman

-from minutes of City Clerk, Lucretia McPeak

La Harpe Mayor Kat Hasten-Reed read a letter of resignation from Alderman Ryan Olson who was appointed to fill the place of Kenny Brown.

Olson, who is also Superintendent of La Harpe and Dallas City School Districts is moving out of state. Also, Vagrancy issues were addressed.

It was suggested for citizens to write down their questions concerning the Hancock County Sheriff's department implementing working with La Harpe on the Police coverage issue. The council would welcome questions prior to talking more with the Hancock County Sheriff concerning this issue.

Sheriff Bentzinger shared with the council the concept of working with the Hancock County Sheriff's office to provide coverage in La Harpe vs. having a separate department.

The board approved a motion to further discuss Police coverage in the La Harpe area.

They also approved a motion to update Police Policy stating that any Officer hired by the City of La Harpe will pay back any expenses, uniform, equipment, and training cost if not remaining with the City of LaHarpe for 2 years from hiring date, or expenses will be pro-rated after Cities re-imbursement from training.

The action occurred at the regular meeting of the La Harpe City Council which met June 11, at City Hall. At 7:01 pm Mayor Hasten-Reed called the meeting to order.

Answering roll call were: Dave Clover, Jerry Burford, Randy Shumaker, Greg Wisslead, Brian Covert, Treasurer-Maggie Link, City Clerk-Lucretia McPeak, and Mayor Katherine Hasten-Reed. Absent was Ryan Olson.

Also present: Larry Finch, Monalisa Graves, Eric Moe, Dan Gillett, David Little, Christopher Scholz, Sheriff Benzinger, Marlie Burt, Max Owsley, and Trevor Finch.

With a lengthly agenda during the meeting, the board heard:

The regular meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.

The next Council meeting will be June 25, 2018, at 7 PM, at City Hall.

A Public Meeting will be at 7:00 pm with Regular meeting to follow.