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Marion Times (Newspaper) - July 27, 1995, Marion, Iowa boys and girls go to st ments Marion The weekly newspaper serving and Springville INDEX Marions A Look Public 30 Official newspaper of Linn County and the City of Iowa 600 July Marion Council addresses police department problems Karr reminisces about eight years on council By Duane Marion Times In an effort to boost the morale of the City to reinstate the command positions of three Lieutenants and six seargents to the Marion Police Six voted in favor of the motion while one abstained to have the city attorney write up an ordinance re garding the table of organization of the Hyduk brought the issue to council at die July 20 I voted for the change in the table of organization with the understand ing if it didnt work we could cer tainly change it Hyduk As I see in the last six months the police department has and we better do something before it is Hyduk said he had a number of conversations with officers and Po lice Chief Mark Diamond and had Diamonds changes in organization were made on behalf for Diamonds personal Diamond answered com ments saying he feels there has been a host of false information and politi of council members by officers who have their own individual inter ests in mind and who have their hid den Diamond added that the situation is still being studied with the Civil Ser vice Commission and right now the departments focus has been to get officers on the He said what council was proposing was taking people off the street and asked what facts council had to base their deci sion t Fourth Ward council member Robv ert Brown answered Diamond saying the lack of personnel is a short term Job shuffling can be done to keep that coverage in the Brown I time we get this thing Diamond suggested wait on its action until the Civil Service Commission had given its sugges tion on how the career development plan could be worked into the promo tional Brown replied has to be taken The morale of the department is more important than the statistics that you bring said Frank council representative of the third Work on Marion bypass progressing Photo by Mayland Aerial Photography Work on the Highway 100 project Is right on this bridge over Indian Creek located between schedule according to highway Re Tama Street and Post cently road construction crews began work on By Duane Willhite Marion Times Two roods diverged in a wood and I1 took the one less traveled by and that has made all the Robert Frost The Road Not Taken Dave Karr chose the less traveled Fellow Kevin who sat next to Karr during many council said he will be greatly I converse with him all the time and he has brought a lot to this Hyduk Were going to miss Frank Reynolds echoed road when he decided at the age of 26 Weve sat here watching him grow I think the ethics of the to be I feel a little bit bad about is something to bear tbb Diamond said to I In other council action politics and the efforts of the depart Council discussed how to fill the ment members is readily vacated seat of the first City ing some of the information that is Attorney Don Hoskins told council coming to they could appoint someone to the But Brown reminded Diamond that seat after a notice had been published council needed to worry about public notifying residents of the intention of protection and public council to appoint someone to the Its time that we take a step to Hoskins said the person ap bring back cohesiveness to the de Brown There are people who have predetermined is and there desires are not going to be based on the best interests of the commu Diamond I dont feel it r pointed would serve until the Novem ber election unless the person serving would run for the seat and win by approved an agreement with Priority One for the period of 1996 through the year This appropriate to publicly discuss agreement extends the economic de There are some issues of my character velopment services of Priority One to and attacks on my character and my the City of Marion through the year reputation that I will not After the vote Mayor Vic Klopfenstein said he didnt feel the councils action would undermine the police chiefs I think he still has his agenda to improve the Klopfenstien I felt about 51 to increase the salary of the mayor and council The mayors salary was increased from to while council pay was increased from to the resignation of Dave Karr from the First ward de mis an in to run for the Marion City After eight years of serving as the representative of the first Karr finished his tenure by resigning ef at the July 20 regular Marion City Council Karr said he chose to run at such a young age despite the fact he had no experience in government in either high school or any other I wanted to get involved and do something in the Karr Karr said he originally thought of running for an council posi tion at the age of I took out the but asked myself something I really wanted to decided then not to turn them karr Two years later he decided to run because I wanted the I was Karr said he was a little intimidated at first since it was all new to But that wore off in I to this day enjoy being a person that likes to help solve a prob he Karr said some of the accomplish ments that have occurred during his tenure that he was proud to be a part of were the revitalization of the down into the job and I dont know that he Dave Karr made all that many Reynolds Karr said being on the council is a great way for young people to be involved in the community and to gain some personal growth as It helps build your character and self Karr The first time I sat up on the podium I was intimidated when I had to speak to all these people I didnt Its been good for building character within me and I would recommend at any especially to jump right town and the overall improvement of All you need is common sense and not the be influenced by other Marion Chamber SBC holding old fashion chicken picnic in the park On August 3 you can take the entire family out for supper at the City Square Park in downtown The Small Business Committee of the Chamber will be serving an old fashion chicken picnic in the park from 5 to 7 The dinner will be a catered affair and there will be entertainment for the family to enjoy during From 6 to 8 the entire family can have fun at the Marion Jaycees Kids Car nival that will be going on in the It should be an old fashion fun evening in the square with lots going percent on a scale of 100 that this had Burgess arrested for second degree theft in 1993 Volunteers needed as Swami Fox Festival planning begins By Duane Marion Times When the ClearLake Police charged Mary Kathlyn Burgess recently with first degree theft and securities viola tions it wasnt the first time charges had been filed against the Iowa City to Detective Don Potter of the Police Depart Burgess has had a problems over the last four Potter investigated and arrested Burgess for second degree theft in She was given a five year sus pended sentence and five years pro What she does is shell go out and sell note and then promise people anywhere from 10 to 20 percent Potter ex It sounds really good and this lady is In Clear Lake Burgess obtained from local residents by con vincing them she was going to build a carbon monoxide plant in either the town of Garner or Gear She sold the interest in the form of a promissory note told resi dents the money would be returned to them along with 20 percent Unfortunately for those who the money was never returned since the company never Potter said Burgess would violate her probation if she was to go out and sell anymore of her seed He added that the Iowa Attorney Generals office is also interested in her actions since she has also been charged for failing to register to sell securities and theft by Detective Potter said if any resi dents are approached by Burgess con an investment opportunity they are to call the Cedar Rapids Po lice Department at By Duane Willhite Marion Times Planning has been underway forthe Sixth Annual Swamp Fox Festival scheduled for September and Like previous festivals many events are being scheduled during the three day event including the volleyball pancake Pet and Pig Swamp Fox Golf Clas Family Bike Old Settlers Swamp Fox Parade and many other But the key to the success of past Swamp Fox Festivals has been the support of the volunteers who help make festival activities possible and more This year is no exception and more volunteers are needed than An example of the need would be the popular cemetery Last year 30 to 40 people were needed to serve as actors and guides and this year is not We need volunteers to help with a number of activities along with chair ing the button and said festival coordinator Diane By having volunteers and sponsors this is the only way we can continue to pro vide the festival to the community at no Persons interested in volunteering are asked to call the at on and all designed to raise funds for community Tickets for the picnic are on sale at businesses all over The cost will be for adults and under The dinner will include two side dishes and drink along with the The Small Business Committee is raising funds for their various year round community betterment Be sure you mark your calendar and join the crowd in the City Square Park August 3rd fora real fun Jaycees Kids Carnival in park Kids of all ages will enjoy the Marion Kids Carnival sched uled for City Square Park on Thurs August 3 from 6 to 8 The Jaycees have arranged to have prizes and lots of fun for the entire The dunking tank should be a big attraction with Mayor Vic Klopfenstein on the board ready to be dunked along with Joe Winter and other members of the Along with carnival games the kids will have the chance to see a police car and fire truck up There will also be a caricature artist doing The Jaycees are running the carni val on the first day of the Ridiculous Days which will be run ning August 4 and 5 throughout
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