Council overrides jail/dispatch contract veto

    It took less than five minutes for the Imperial City Council to override Mayor Dwight Coleman’s veto of the jail/dispatch contract and adjourn the meeting.
    The Feb. 13 special meeting consisted of two motions—one to override the veto and a second to appoint Chad Yaw as the council member to officially sign the contract.
    The vote on both motions was 3-1 with Doug Gaswick, Chad Yaw and Johna Jablonski  in favor and Charlesa Kline opposed.
    About 10 members of the public also attended the brief meeting.
    The council approved the contract at their Feb. 3 meeting on a 3-1 vote. However, Coleman vetoed the action. He said he was not pleased with the jail portion of the agreement and didn’t want to attach his name to it.
Dispatching in effect
    With the contract approved, the Sheriff’s Office began dispatching calls to the Imperial Police Department Friday.
    For non-emergencies, City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said residents can contact the police department by calling 308-882-4400. All emergency calls should go to 911.
    She added that any after-hours utility calls should use the utility on-call number, 308-882-6414.


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