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STORM: City pleased with response

July 12, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — As Kelly Cearbaugh, street superintendent of Columbia City, gave his report to the City Council Tuesday, he noted the department would be wrapping up chipping downed trees this week after the storm which swept through the city June 29.
“We are continuing to work on this and get it done,” said Cearbaugh.
Along with the report, Cearbaugh thanked his workers for staying on task during the four days temperatures reached over 100 degrees.
He also thanked other departments for their assistance after the storm, as well as Mayor Ryan Daniel for his interest in seeing the job done.
“He got out there and rolled his sleeves up,” said Cearbaugh. “I think it showed the guys and the public that he wanted to get in there and work and see how it was done.”
Daniel said he was amazed by how well the departments jumped into action during the afternoon of June 29 after the violent winds threatened the city, especially Old Settlers Days.
“It’s really neat to see all the city workers just jumping right in and doing what needs to be done to get Old Settlers back up and running, get the streets open and get the electric back up and running,” said Daniel. “So I’m really proud of our guys.”

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