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September 25, 2013

Bus to take community to officer's funeral

NAPPANEE — Mayor Larry Thompson reported at Monday afternoon’s Board of Public Works meeting that a bus to take community members down to Indianapolis for the funeral of fallen police officer Rod Bradway is filling up.

Bradway was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday. He was a five-year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department and a 1991 graduate of NorthWood High School.

The bus will leave Thompson-Lengacher-Yoder Funeral Home at 5 a.m. Thursday. The funeral is at 11 a.m. There is a cost of $40 to ride the bus and there will be one stop on the way down and on the way home. Everyone riding the bus will attend the funeral and the graveyard service.

Thompson said once the bus is filled, if there are still more people wanting to go, “We’ll go from there.” Those wishing to ride the bus should call 574-773-3173.

The board approved giving permission for any city worker — particularly police, fire and emergency services personnel — to attend the funeral using whatever vehicle necessary as long as his or her shift is covered.

Four-way stop

A four-way stop for the intersection of Locke and Walnut streets was approved. The change was discussed a couple of weeks ago. Thompson said at that time that because of increasing traffic in that area due to city events, a four-way stop would be safer for the neighborhood children.

City officials said making the change now is appropriate because they expect increased traffic in the area with the upcoming Mum Carpet event that will open Oct. 1.

Additional signs will be installed before the mum garden opens. North Locke Street will be closed beginning this morning for the Mum Carpet Garden event. This is a first-time event for the city, sponsored by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Temporary lot closing

Street Superintendent Brent Warren asked for a temporary lot closing for the east half of the parking lot behind Tap N’ Dine and Curtis TV in order to fill in the planter’s box. The board approved filling in the planter at a prior meeting. Warren said they’d need to close the lot for no more than two days and he was not sure yet of the date.

Apple Festival report

There was some discussion among the department heads and the board about the weekend’s Apple Festival.

“Thanks to all the city departments,” Thompson said. “Everyone from the superintendents to the hourly workers did a great job. Everything looked very well-organized and it looked to be a tremendous success.”

The department heads will meet with the Apple Festival committee in the next couple of weeks.

Park Superintendent Donny Aleo was excited about the first “Giant Amish softball tournament” that took place Friday and Saturday. He said on Saturday it was a double elimination tournament and the winning team had to win seven straight games.

Other pages

In other matters, board members:

• Approved amended language for the ambulance billing services contract to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. EMS Chief Jim Sumpter Jr. explained after the meeting that it was using different verbiage to allow patient information to be released to the billing service and insurance companies, while staying in compliance with HIPAA.

• Approved the purchase of a new incubator for the lab at the wastewater treatment plant at a cost of $4,000.

 

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