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Headlines for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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The Fairfield City Council Tuesday night approved the purchase of two pickup trucks to be used as patrol vehicles for the Fairfield City Police Department. The two trucks will be purchased from LeMonds in Fairfield at a cost of $26,150 each. The vehicles will be Dodge Ram Special Service Crew Cab 4-wheel drive pickup trucks. Pictured above is a representation of the trucks being placed into service for the Fairfield City Police Department.

The Fairfield City Council has approved seeking bids for a firm to plant 2,040 trees on 26 acres of wetlands the city previously secured to replace the wetlands damaged by the failed attempt to build a side channel reservoir east of Fairfield.  The trees have been purchased at a cost of $22,000 and will be delivered on Oct. 1.

An On-Line Utility Exchange has been established for the City of Fairfield.  Customers seeking to establish a utility account with the city must submit to a credit check.  Those with good credit will have to pay a $150 utility fee or no fee at all. Those with bad credit will have to pay $450.

Mayor Chuck Griswold has announced that a company has been secured to begin collecting unpaid utility bills. Anyone in Fairfield with an unpaid utility bill should pay up now, as the bills are about to be turned over for collection.

63-year-old Phillip D. Brown of Laurel Street in Fairfield was arrested Tuesday night for domestic battery.  He is accused of slapping and kicking his girlfriend, 59-year-old Clara A. Dicus.

The annual Wayne County 4-H Foundation Pork Chop Fundraiser will be this Friday at the Geff Ruritan Building. Serving will be from 5 – 7.  All the money raised will benefit Wayne County 4-H programs and activities.

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