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Police cars to remain in town

Oak Creek board allows town employees to use vehicles

— The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday night agreed to make two extra police cars available to town employees who have been using their own cars to conduct town business.

Public Works Director Jim Photos suggested the town keep the vehicles instead of selling them and to let town employees drive the vehicles to training or to run town-related errands.

The vehicles, a Chevrolet Blazer and a Ford Explorer, are not being used because the town’s police department consists of one police officer – Chief Linda Koile.

Board members agreed it would be wise to keep the vehicles in good condition in case the town decides to hire another police officer or code enforcement officer in the future.

Mayor J. Elliott said the town would need to keep logs of who is driving the vehicles when, and to check into the town’s insurance policy on transporting non-town employees in the vehicles.

In other business, the Town Board:

n Heard from Dan Craig, who represents Oak Creek on the White River Basin Roundtable. Craig asked the board for its concerns regarding water-related issues.

n Heard from Mike Yurich with the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg. Yurich informed the board that the next centennial event is the Potato Bake from 2 to 5 p.m. March 17 at Soroco High School.

n Heard from Soroco Middle School Americorps volunteer Christie Scott, who was seeking National Youth Services Day project ideas.

n Approved its Feb. 22 minutes and February accounts payable.

n Agreed to require vendors to provide a certificate of additional insured to participate in town events.

n Set the town’s Clean-Up Day for June 16.

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