The Ottumwa Courier

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September 5, 2013

Eddyville renews 28E agreement

EDDYVILLE – The Eddyville City Council this week approved the renewal of a 28E agreement with Mahaska County for law enforcement services to be provided by the Mahaska Sheriff’s Department.

Under the agreement, the sheriff’s department provides Eddyville with patrol and law enforcement services a minimum of 10 hours per week in exchange for $3,143 per quarter.

The city also contracts with Wapello County for similar services at a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for around $10,750 per quarter, City Clerk Katie Smith said.

In other business, the city continues to make improvements to the city park. Sherwin Williams recently donated paint for the park restrooms, and Musco Lighting donated $1,000 for new playground equipment.

“I’ve heard a lot of positive comments over the weekend about the park. It is being used real well, that is a plus, I think,” Councilman Doug Greenlee said.

In fact, a local community organization plans to hold a family fun event there on Sept. 21 with an outdoor movie, hot dogs and funnel cakes.

In another matter, the city addressed complaints about people living in recreational vehicles on private properties in town.

Council members reminded residents that this is not allowed. If a resident has an out-of-town guest come to visit in an RV, permission must be requested at City Hall for a brief visit of no more than two or three weeks.

The council also announced that Cargill’s Fun Run will be held on Oct. 26, and the mayor set Trick or Treat night for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

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