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Ivanhoe Council hears dam, security reports

by Emily Waldrep

Ivanhoe City Council held its monthly meeting Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the Emily Lane city hall. Tommy Morris, David Baier, Jim Gramillion, Rowland Priddy and Mayor Jack Brockhouse were present. Tom Welch was not present and could not be contacted.

After regular business, council named Tommy Morris as the official mayor pro-tem. The mayor pro-tem will act as the mayor if the elected mayor is not present, or will act as a provisional replacement until the elected mayor returns.

Supervisor of Dams Rusty Smith, also made his monthly Dam report. According to Smith, he contacted engineers on Sunday morning regarding heavy boils at the bottom of the Lake Camelot Dam. The boils indicate that there is a possibility of water going through slabs between the joints at the spillway. Smith said that the water level below the spillway may have to be controlled so no water undercuts the spill work. Smith reported that he would consult with an engineer before proceeding with any work.

"I would not advise doing anything until an engineer can be consulted." Smith said.

There were also four items on the list for APAC to repair at Camelot. A valve, emergency overflow area, barricade and a concrete box on the downstream side that the overflow comes out of are all up for repairs.

According to the October security report, there were 43 calls in Ivanhoe consisting of accidents, reckless driving and disturbances. Twenty-five calls required police action, including two suicides, five burglaries, one child abuse case, three animal complaints, four disturbances and one assault.

"Everything is really staying pretty well for a community this size. It's admirable for the residents here," said Ivanhoe Security Officer David.

Council also began the process of voting for two Planning and Zoning Commission terms ending in February 2014 and February 2016. John R. Craven received three votes and was ratified into the February 2014 term and Sharon McIntyre was voted into the February 2016 position.

The council went into executive session to discuss moving city council meetings back to the previous location on Charmaine, and after a discussion tabled the issue until insurance issues between the two locations are sorted out.

The next meeting will be on December 12 at 7 p.m. at city hall.

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