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Pope appointed fire chief

Charlie Pope was appointed chief of the Coulee Dam Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday night. Mayor Greg Wilder said Brian Warnecke had resigned. Wilder, whose term will end with December, said Warnecke had only committed to serving in the position while Wilder was mayor. Warnecke was appointed in September 2016.

Sidewalks report cites more than 1,000 breaks

A report from a concrete company documented over 1,000 “compromised” places in Coulee Dam’s sidewalks, Councilmember Gayle Swagerty said Wednesday at the council meeting. Those have been prioritized as to the most serious, she said, noting that the study may help with future grant requests for funding of the fix.

City gives mosquito district a go

Electric City gave Mosquito District 2 permission to operate in the city for mosquito abatement for 2018. The request was for field surveillance, along with ground and aerial applications along Banks Lake.

City adjusts fees for resort

The Electric City council approved several adjustments of fees at the request of Coulee Playland. Hal Rauch, owner, who is in his 31st year at the resort, submitted a list of requested adjustments of various rates. The request was passed unanimously. The Coulee Playland site is leased by the city from the Bureau of Reclamation and then leased to Rauch.

Holiday Star deadlines

Due to the Christmas holiday falling on Monday, The Star will be closed Monday and our deadline for submission of news items and classified ads will be Friday at 5 p.m. However, classifieds placed online by 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, will still be published in the Dec. 27 issue of The Star.

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