Department heads for the City of Monett reported on the latest activities by employees during the June Monett City Council meeting.
Police Chief Tim Schweder reported crime had picked up with summer weather. Detective John Allred would be retiring, and applications for a successor were being reviewed.
Building Inspector Wade Ennes said he was finalizing work on the YMCA building.
Fire Chief Tom Jones said his crews were getting back to a regular routine following time spent in Joplin helping with the tornado recovery. Firemen had resumed hose testing, maintenance work on vehicles and responding to vehicle accidents.
Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch said the city's large generator was returned from Joplin after being used to run equipment for St. John's Hospital. It had about 500 hours of use on it and had been scheduled for maintenance review by Fabick.
|Electric crew finished replacing around 200 feet of underground line by the wastewater plant that had gone bad, Rauch continued. Water department crews resumed laying water mains by the North Park after the site dried out from recent rains.||City Administrator Dennis Pyle reported the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad plans to begin upgrading the crossing at Chapell Drive on June 27. Work should take a week. Chapell Drive will be closed for the duration.|
Park crews were relocating one of the picnic shelters near the YMCA construction. Pyle said the shelter will be moved directly south of the tennis courts.