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Carlinville Council meets for Feb. session

By ERIN SANSON
Enquirer~Democrat Reporter

The Carlinville City Council held a brief meeting on Mon. Feb. 19. Several issues were discussed, including a budget review and the resignation of a Police Officer.

Correspondence

A matter of correspondence came from the Charity Baptist Pathfinders group. Each year the Pathfinders carry a wooden cross from Boente Shell to the Carlinville Square as a visual representation of Good Friday. They then read some Bible verses pertaining to the walk. The Pathfinders group asked for permission to hold their Cross Walk again this year and permission to use the Square, which was granted.

Public Comment

During public comment one of the city council members related a recent experience regarding someone calling the aldermen when witnessing a crime rather than the police. Citizens of Carlinville are urged to call the police department if they see or hear anything suspicious or criminal in nature.

Police

The council accepted the resignation of Jared Gansz from the Carlinville Police Department and approved Chief Derek Graham to begin the search to re-hire the position.

Other Business

Several lake lease renewals were approved by the council.

Alderman Kim Harber told the council that the third quarter budget has received 63 percent of the expected revenue and expended 69 percent of the total budget.