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Council member sworn in


By Lew Vail

CORRIGAN –– During the Corrigan City Council meeting Tuesday, Municipal Judge Wayne Yankie administered the oath of office to Councilman Michael Nobles, who was unable to attend the May meeting. With the entire council in place, they selected Earle C. Baldwin to serve as mayor pro tem for the year. During the meeting, Yankie reported the court processed three alcohol related cases, 37 misdemeanor violations, one city ordinance issue, and 801 traffic violations during May. The police report showed the department made 32 arrests, issued 1,736 traffic citations, and responded to 200 service calls. Corrigan officers also made 1,573 building checks and processed 19 new cases, referring nine to the Polk County District Attorney's office for prosecution. There were no fatalities and only one traffic accident reported. During May, the fire department responded to 10 calls, including four vehicle fires, two police activity assists, one brush fire, one house fire, one life flight incident, and one lightning strike. Council passed a resolution approving an eGrant for telecommunications software for the police department. The librarian reported they had 627 patrons, 297 computer users, and issued 34 library cards during the month. Council adjourned to executive session for discussion and consultation with City Attorney Luan Tatum regarding real property. Upon returning to open session, they held a vote on how to dispose of some 11 pieces of property in the Rayburn Hills subdivision, with Council Member Johnnie May Brooks abstaining. The vote was two for and two against a motion to sell the property at public auction. Mayor Joanna Lowe-Gibson cast the deciding vote in favor of the motion. City Manager Darrian Hudman will proceed to announce and set up the auction.


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