During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting on Monday, August 1, the council passed a resolution supporting, recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers.
It Read: WHEREAS, recent events through our nation have unfortunately demonstrated reckless disregard for the lives and safety of law enforcement officers by many, including some public officials, who have cavalierly aligned themselves with career criminals and agitators who seek to divide our nation; and
WHEREAS, even worse, much of the news media along with certain public officials and other public figures have perpetuated false narratives that have made law enforcement officers the direct targets of reprisals that have resulted in the assassination of a number of law enforcement officers throughout the country in recent weeks; and
WHEREAS, from combating terror and staking out criminals to patrolling our streets, law enforcement officers maintain stability in our communities, resulting in a more secure nation; and
WHEREAS, law enforcement officers in this state and throughout the nation are routinely called upon to serve and protect their fellow citizens by responding to horrendous events and acting heroically to save the lives of others; and
WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon public officials and law abiding public to proactively support our law enforcement officers who regularly face threats of violence and danger, and routinely put their lives in jeopardy to defend others potentially resulting in injury, disability, or even death to keep our neighborhoods safe, enforce the rules of law, protect our property, and respond in times of crisis.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESEOVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL DORADO SPRINGS, MISSOURTI, as follows:
Section 1. that they declare their support and solidarity with men and women who serve, or who have served, as law enforcement officers, for their distinctive service and dedicated efforts, earning our highest respect and deepest gratitude, which must be recognized and honored for their selfless and heroic service and invaluable contribution to upholding justice, enforcing the rule of law, and protecting the citizens.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EL DORADO SPRINGS, MISSOURI THIS 1ST DAY OF AUGUST, 2016.
Mayor Brad True, Councilmen Jim Luster, Nick Bland and Jerry Baldwin were present as was City Manager Bruce Rogers. Councilman Randy Bland and City Clerk Lisa Allison were absent.
Rogers addressed questions raised by Chad Friar at the July 18 council meeting. Friar had said he thought that the pool had not been cleaned before the opening of the swimming season. He cited the dark green color in the deep end as evidence. He also said that the water tower in the south part of town had been leaking for weeks.
Rogers said that he had checked with Pool Manager Shannon Koger who said that the pool was power washed before the opening of the pool. Rogers said he had found out from the paint manufacturer that the paint at the deep end had degraded and was at the end of the paint cycle. The paint in the deep end is five years old and the paint on the rest of the pool is one year old.
Rogers also said that the water tower was filled after repairs and back in service on June 30. He said that on July 7 a fire hydrant was flushed for several hours and it appeared that any standing or running water in that area was from a private residence drain pipe.
Rogers gave an update on the sidewalk project. He said it was almost finished and that the section at the junction of Hwy. 54 and Main Street needed to be improved.
Police Chief Jarrod Schierek gave a report for the month of July saying that there had been 84 animal control calls, 42 ambulance calls, 68 arrests, 8 escorts, 40 nuisance calls, 12 larceny calls, 11 assaults, 9 reports of property damage, 6 burglaries and 72 summons (which includes speeding tickets). He said that there had been 587 calls for service. He said all the paperwork had not been turned in.
Luster said he would rather have the information presented when all the information was available.
Luster also said he appreciated the information provided by the city manager addressing Chad Friar’s questions.
Rogers reported that Picnic revenue was down as well as expenses.