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City adopts policy for flashing emergency lights

Posted: Thursday, Jan 31st, 2013

HURON — A policy authorizing members of the Huron Fire Department to use flashing blue lights on their personal vehicles while enroute to a fire or other emergency has been adopted by the City Commission.

Meanwhile, in other departmental business at Monday’s meeting, the commission approved a request from the police department to apply to the State Drug Control Fund to purchase a replacement K-9 vehicle.

Commissioners approved a new job description for a traffic police officer.

The individual will routinely patrol within city limits, but will also be responsible for analyzing traffic crash data to determine the most common crash factors and most frequent crash locations.

Also, the officer will develop programs to increase traffic safety throughout Huron.

Commissioners deferred for one week a request to approve an agreement for a records management software system for the police department.

The new system, to be funded through 911 funds and second penny tax revenues, would bring the department into compliance with data sharing requirements of the state.

It would mean automatic downloading of crash reports and crime data that is not possible now.

The board also:

• Approved the full-time status of 911 telecommunicator Sherry Wold after completing her probationary period.

• Accepted the resignation of Mike Tisland, golf course maintenance supervisor, and issued a civil service call to fill the position.

• Hired Stephanie Lorenz as library circulation manager.

• Approved 2012 year-end fund transfers.

For the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.

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