Last updated: December 25. 2013 10:25PM - 490 Views
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Commending city employees for the jobs they are doing to help the city save money, Mayor Eddie Manning said during a recent meeting of the Evarts City Council, city employees are going “above and beyond their job specifications” to help the city during tough economic times.

“Our Water Plant Supervisor Woody Fields has been trying to watch our chemical prices because everything is going up,” said Manning. “Our Maintenance Supervisor Cledo Powers has done a wonderful job this year watching the city’s tools — making sure there is no unnecessary roughness on our tools and seeing that nothing gets missing, which is saving the city money.”

Police Chief Lupe Blas reported his department received “a good report” and were “in compliance” after a biennial audit was completed by the Department of Criminal Justice.

“They were impressed with our record keeping,” said Blas. “I’d also like to report all police officers have completed their required 40 hours of in-service training for the year.”

Blas further reported his department had answered 161 complaints during the month of November, made six arrests, one driving under the influence (drugs) and one drug-related arrest. He said his officers had responded to two domestic violence reports and opened three case reports.

“I’m proud of my officers and the work they are doing, not only for the public and keeping our city safe, but for helping the kids at Evarts elementary and Black Mountain Elementary schools,” said Blas. “They took presents to kindergarten students at Black Mountain Elementary School recently to help out some of the less fortunate during the Christmas season.”

Reach Nola Sizemore at 606-573-4510, ext. 115, nsizemore@civitasmedia.com

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