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Grandview City Council Briefs

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G'view police to purchase laptop

GRANDVIEW - Police Chief Dave Charvet told the Grandview City Council Tuesday night that a $2,000 grant from the Wal-Mart distribution center will be used to purchase a laptop computer for use in the community.

Charvet said the computer was needed to produce presentations the police department makes throughout the community and the grant will be more than enough to purchase a computer with the power to do the things the department needs.

City search for new fire chief, city administrator going well

GRANDVIEW - Mayor Norm Childress told the City Council Tuesday night that the city has received a significant number of applications for the positions of fire chief and city administrator.

Childress told the council the pool of applicants has been narrowed to four for the fire chief position with interviews coming shortly. Childress said he expects to name a new chief in early February.

The city administrator position will likely not be filled until later in February, Childress said. The city received 22 applications for the position and they hope to narrow the field to four to six candidates in the next few weeks.

Childress said he's received requests to find out who the applicants are, but he cannot release the information because of privacy issues.

No names will likely be released until a new administrator and fire chief are announced.

Grandview amends obstruction, theft ordinances

GRANDVIEW - In what the City Council called a bit of housekeeping work, they approved the change of two city ordinances, which increased the penalty for theft and obstructing public officers from misdemeanors to gross misdemeanors.

The change was necessary to bring the city in line with the state standards for those crimes, City Clerk Anita Palacios told the council.

Grandview approves purchase of new truck

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council accepted a bid from Bill McCurley Chevrolet for a new super duty truck to replace an old 1984 Ford one-ton truck.

The bid the council received was for just over $34,000, and a number of upgrades, including sideboards for the bed, powder coating of the bed and reenforcement of the truck frame to make it double strength.

City approves bad check fee increase

GRANDVIEW - The City Council approved the increase in the fee for a bad check from $10 to $25 Tuesday night.

The increase was needed because the $10 fee didn't cover the expenses the city incurred for dealing with a check returned because of non-suffecient funds, City Treasurer John Myers told the council.

A breakdown of the expenses Myer showed the council included costs for city employee's time, supplies and bank fees.

The new fee will go into effect on Jan. 23.

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