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CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Town Council met for its regular meeting Wednesday night, announcing several new upgrades for the police department.
Some of the additions to the department include new bulletproof vests, upgraded computer air cards for squad cars and a few electronic scanner/printers. Churubusco police hopes by adding items such as these their jobs will be conducted in a more safe and streamlined fashion. New weapons are also being purchased from Tomlinsonâ€™s Shooting Supplies, Inc.
The 2013 budget was adopted with a $40,000 line item error, slated for the Whitley County Humane Shelter, corrected. A new evaluation process for town employees was introduced and discussed.
The library intends to move one of the two existing handicapped spots. The original spots were designated by a town ordinance. This means the library will need approval to move the parking space.
According to ADA standards, parking lots must have one handicapped parking space per 25 regular parking places. Although the library may be compliant with this standard, several other places in Churubusco may not be following this ratio. Councilperson Madalyn Sade-Bartl shared this information and said the council intends to look into the issue further.
In other business, Alan Malcolm relayed his recent experience with the Tire and Appliance Amnesty Day saying, â€śit was a poor turnout.â€ťAccording to Malcolm, there is discussion on whether or not to continue the program next year.
The council pointed out that there had not been much publicity for the specific collection day, and perhaps that weighed on the attendance. Amnesty Day lets people turn in their unwanted tires and appliances for free.