Seligman council addresses code enforcement issues

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Members of the Seligman City Council have revamped paperwork regarding code enforcement violations for derelict properties inside the city limits. The move was made during the council's October meeting.

The police department will continue to locate and report properties in violation of ordinances for further action by the council.

Police Chief Gary Thornton reported 31 traffic stops for the month of September, resulting in 10 citations, two arrests and 17 reports.

In other business, council members have yet to appoint a new emergency management director for the city, filling the vacancy left by former Police Chief Marion Jacobson.

Aldermen approved revising the city's ordinance concerning the number of alcohol permits allowed inside the city limits. Aldermen approved an additional liquor license for White Oak Station, which will sell packaged beer.

Mayor Jason Raucstadt requested the council approve the purchase of a 2012 Rice 14,000 pound trailer, including ramps and a spare, to haul the city's heavy equipment, at a cost of $4,500. Aldermen approved that expenditure.

In final business, the annual Shop with a Cop program, which is funded through fundraising and donations, has been set for Dec. 8. Eligible children will shop for their gifts, escorted by an officer, on Dec. 15.

The Seligman Christmas Parade has been set for Dec. 8.

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