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Police Chief reports 211 incidents in July
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The regular monthly Readstown board meeting was held on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Trustee Bruce McKittrick was absent.

Scott Wilson, Readstown EMS member, told the board that they would be taking their turn helping at the Vernon County Fair.

Readstown Fire Chief Mitch Mabb stated that the organization is finishing items on their grant and everything else is going very well.

Readstown Librarian Claudia Dull reported that the Summer Reading program last month did not have very good attendance.

The board approved placing a Progress Report sign for the municipal walkways in Bliss Park. They also approved a Butterfly Garden in Tourist Park.

The Advancement Association was granted use of Tourist Park for September 2-5 for the Labor Day Celebration. A temporary Class ‘B’ License was also approved.

‘No Dumping’ signs will be placed by the cemetery. Charlie Strait turned the brush pile to remove debris and the fire chief said they should keep the pile fluffed up to help it burn faster when they do burn the pile. Chief Mabb stated he would like the clerk to notify residents there are no burn barrels allowed in the village.

The village insurance will remain with TRICOR.

New operator license was approved for Jacquelan Nelson and a renewal was granted for Krista Lessard.

The board agreed to get a volunteer student from the high school to help with elections.

The state is purchasing signs that say ‘No Outlet’ and will be placed on Mill Street.

Readstown Police Chief Tim Gratz presented his monthly report. He stated he had 211 incidents in July. He also suggested the library shut the WI-FI down at curfew time to help keep kids off the street. Cameras will be installed in Tourist Park and Bliss Park. Dale Winch will be hired to help on Saturday and Sunday of the Labor Day Weekend. Gratz will be attending Drug Investigation training in September.

The board approved keeping the 1999 Chevy truck and have it repaired.

The bleachers at the horse arena in Tourist Park have been removed.