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Purdy City Council gets update on caboose

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In addition to the upcoming city-wide clean up, Purdy residents will be also be seeing roadwork done on some of the city streets in Purdy.

During the Sept. 14 meeting of the Purdy City Council, aldermen heard issues pertaining to some of the city's roads. Scott Kline, representing the Purdy High School's Spanish Club, was also present to further discuss the city park caboose.

Public Works Superintendent Teddy McEntire told aldermen that he has been receiving complaints from Purdy citizens regarding the condition of some of the city's streets.

After some discussion, aldermen unanimously agreed that the best course of action would be to overlay four of Purdy's streets.

Hutchens Construction in Cassville will be doing the work, which will include Kevin, Lori and Leslie Streets, and Third Street, between Washington and Highway C. Hutchens bid for the road work was $26,136.

Aldermen believed that the last time street work had been done in the City of Purdy was when Bright Circle was overlaid in 2005.

Turning attention to the caboose, Kline asked aldermen if painting the inside of the caboose was possible so children could understand the full purpose of a caboose.

Aldermen agreed that it was a good idea but hesitated because the caboose had been vandalized several times in the past.

Aldermen told Kline that the inside of the caboose needs to be secured first for safety reasons. McIntire will be checking into a securing lock system for the caboose.

In police business, Purdy Police Chief Jackie Lowe informed aldermen that citations had been down for the month with only eight traffic stops made. Of those, two citations were issued for speeding, two citations for driving without a drivers license, one driving while revoked and two citations were issued for no proof of insurance. One custodial arrest was also made.

Lowe also reported that he had responded to Commercial and Archibald Streets after receiving a call that a tractor trailer had struck a power line, snapped off a utility pole and then left the scene.

A citizen located and detained the suspect and vehicle on South Business 37 until police arrived. Upon arrival of police, the tractor trailer was found to be hauling two vehicles inside the trailer. The driver, Jose Arturo Acuta, 46, of Guatemala, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

According to Lowe, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was contacted to assist in the investigation. It was determined that Acuta was in possession of illegal vehicle registration and a false international drivers license. The tractor trailer was impounded.

The next city council meeting will be held Oct. 12.

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