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Headlines for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jennifer TimmCisne FFA Advisor, Jennifer Timm, was named the 2013 Illinois Outstanding Woman in Agribusiness during the Agriculture Day awards ceremony held August 13th at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  The honor recognizes dedication to agricultural industry, future of farming, and community projects.  Illinois Agri Women whose focus is promoting a better understanding of agriculture and the family farm sponsored the award.   Pictured  from left to right: Section 23 FFA President, Michaela Smith, of Wayne City and Cisne FFA Advisor,  Jennifer Timm.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Charles Griswold re-appointed Brad Winter as City Police Chief, Mike Pottorff as Fire Chief and Julie Duncan as City Treasurer. Griswold also re-appointed Darin Hopper as Assistant Fire Chief and Cam Simpson as Assistant Police Chief.  Fire Chief Mike Pottorff has announced plans to retire in July of next year.

Fairfield residents are being warned not to blow grass clippings out onto city streets, as the practice violates a city ordinance. After August 21, residents will be subject to being ticketed. Mayor Griswold says the grass is clogging up storm sewers and culverts. The fine is $100.

Fairfield Aldermen voted Tuesday night to make the intersection at East King and S.E. 2nd Street a two-way stop instead of a four-way stop. The stop signs for traffic moving east and west on E. King Street at S. E. 2nd will be removed.

Plans are in the works to have a fall and winter farmer’s market at city hall in Fairfield. The market will be held on the second Saturday of the months of Oct. Nov. and Dec. from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market will be held indoors.

Fairfield City Attorney Mike Molt is moving forward with condemnation proceedings on a house at 305 N.E. 7th Street in Fairfield.  The dilapidated house is currently owned by a family trust. Plans are also in the works to tear down a house at 1007 Bryan Street.

Receiving no bids for the sale of two old Fairfield cop cars, the Fairfield City Council Tuesday night voted to scrap the vehicles at a local junk yard. The vehicles are 1988 and 1991 Chevy Caprice patrol cars.

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