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The City of Chrisman began their monthly meeting on August 1st with Police Chief Tom Dolan sending out a thank you to Fire Chief Mike Marvin.
“He just gave me four big teddy bears to keep in the event of a critical incident with a child,” Dolan said. “That was really cool.”
Dolan also had the ALICE training renewed and will be continuing the training for next year.
A Sales Representative from WCIA was in attendance. The planning committee for the Sesquicentennial celebration recently met with WCIA. The City of Chrisman was chosen for the ‘Our Town’ feature on the news station and will be in City Park on August 26th from 4:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m.
A total of twenty-five to thirty people attended the planning committee meeting, which the news director was thrilled about. Each town that is chosen for the ‘Our Town’ feature is given a chance to purchase a commercial spot during the feature.
The City was given the choice of a fifteen second or a thirty second commercial. Sample commercials were sent for the City to view and choose from. After discussion, the City decided on ‘Our Town’ option three for $990, which is a thirty-second commercial.
Commissioner Thad Crispin received an email asking about the Chrisman Athletic Booster Club using the concession stand during the truck and tractor pulls at Chrisman Days.
“They want to use their refrigerator and their freezer down there,” Crispin said. “I told them I don’t want anything left overnight for obvious insurance reasons.”
Crispin informed those inquiring that they had already had someone trying to kick the door in at the concession stand and they don’t want to be responsible for any damaged materials that may be left unattended. The stand would be unlocked the morning of the pulls so they could be set up.
Shawna Boyer, who is a member of the Booster Club, stated that once those helping with the concessions are at the stand, they have to stay there due to all the traffic from the pulls.
“We can put it (refrigerator/freezer) in the bus barn, we got the red light on that. We got to look for another place to store it,” Boyer said. “We can move it out that night, that’s what we wanted to verify. There’s no way we can transport it back and forth from the high school with cold stuff to feed the people down there. Once we’re there, we’re trapped down there because of all the traffic.”
Boyer stated that they would make sure that everything was cleaned up after the event. The city approved the usage for the Boosters.
Commissioner Bryan Haddix stated that he had received a lot of comments about Ali Prisecaru doing the painting of the curbs. “This will be her last weekend,” Haddix said.
Painting of the fire hydrants will be taking place soon. It is estimated a total of four gallons in the shade of ‘Barn Red’ will be needed to finish the project. Swing sets will also be painted as well. Eric and Anita Marvin have volunteered to repaint the cake walk area for the Sesquicentennial.
The minutes from the July 18th meeting as well as claims in the amount of $22,403.22 was approved. Casey’s Liquor License Renewal and Raffle License for the Chrisman American Legion was also approved. The Commissioners also approved the purchase of street truck tires.