During a recent council meeting, Mayor Tony Wilkie, who gave the quarterly report for Building Inspector Mark Welsh, said the city recorded $2,022.864 in commercial building permits, $109.50 in sign permits and $25 in residential permits. Total activity for the quarter was $2,022,973.50.
For the fire department, Chief Kevin Ware reported 28 calls, 354 man hours and average personnel of 9.46 on the scene for the month of October and 12 calls 138 man hours and an average of eight personnel on the scene for November.
On the subject of the fire department, the council approved, upon Ware’s recommendation, declaring as surplus 12 air packs no longer used by the fire department.
“We got a grant last year to purchase new air packs,” said Ware. “We replaced all the airpacks we had in the truck. We’ve got 12.We have actually had fire departments in the county who have shown interest in purchasing those from us. We wanted to ask council if we could surplus 12 old packs we have and sell those to a local department.”
The council approved Ware’s request..
Centre Police Chief Val Courtney said his department, from Sept. 29 through Nov. 23, worked 91 incident offense reports, made 25 arrests, worked 23 auto accidents, issued 87 uniform traffic citations and 42 warning citations.
Wilkie, reporting for City Parks and Recreation Director Charles Glazner, cited successful softball, baseball and soccer seasons this past fall.
Centre Street and Sanitation Supervisor Bobby Paul said things were running smoothly in his department.