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Forester Addresses City Council

By Glenn Collins
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 6:10 AM

Ray and Pat Forester came to the City Council Monday to express their gratitude to the city and its residents for their support and efforts surrounding all the events for the funeral of their son, USAF Senior Airman Mark A. Forester.

Ray Forester told the council, “I just wanted to thank all those people who did so much for our son.” [Forester Cut 1003] [Forester Cut 1002]

He added that visitors for the funeral were impressed with the town, the surrounding communities and all things that took place, and he felt the funeral “went off like clockwork.” [Forester Cut 1001]

Forester concluded, “I must have said 'Thank you' a thousand times last week; it doesn't seem like it means that much, but it's the best I can do.”

May Ken Sunseri told the Foresters, “I appreciate it; we did all we could for you.” [Sunseri Cut 1004]

In action, the council: approved advertising for a part-time police officer; awarded the bid for a new police cruiser to Long-Lewis Ford; expended the monies necessary for the purchase of “Santa's House” for Christmas By The Lake; approved alcohol licenses for Newburg Qwik Mart, Wal-Mart, Token 7 and EZ Mart; approved school board election officials; and approved September General Operations Bills of $421,971.21.

The council also adopted a resolution for the city to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 30.

The next regular meeting of the council is Monday, November 1, 7 PM, at City Hall.

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