The Colo City Council approved Tom Bennett’s request for a slight increase in all sanitation services. The prices charged have been stable for the previous three years, but there has been a total increase of $220 per month since the last price increase. The city also gave Bennett permission to park his sanitation truck at City Hall as the truck is fully insured and the city would not be liable for the vehicle.
Dennis Clatt of the Colo Fire Department updated the council on recent fire and emergency service calls, telling the council that calls for service have been up around the county in the last month. The county is working to equip all law enforcement vehicles with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units, which Clatt thinks will help alleviate some members of the department travelling to assist other communities.
Kyle Thompson of the Story County Sheriff’s Office updated the council that he has been selected to be a part of the Central Iowa Gang Task Force. The department will backfill his position and one other with new officers scheduled to be on patrol in the summer of 2018. Thompson also stated that the department has arrested Liz Snodgrass in connection with recent burglaries in the area.
In other news, the council approved a liquor license for Leathernecks Dog House of 402 Main St., and City Clerk Amy Kohlwes informed the council that a plaque will arrive soon for the new housing development on the west side of Colo.