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Chester Council approves County Hazard Mitigation Plan

by Michael G. Maness

On Monday, Nov. 4, Councilman Vincent Incardona of the Chester City Council motioned for the city to adopt the Tyler County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2013-18, and it was passed unanimously with a full council present. The goals and actions of the plan seek to "reduce or eliminate long-term risk to the people and property" of the city from future hazards and disasters. In participating in the plan, it allows for Tyler County Emergency Management Coordinator Dale Freeman to officially aid the city in coordinating help throughout the county.

Council voted to allow City Supervisor Dale Clamon to purchase a new SENSIT Gold G2 gas leak sensor from SENSIT Technologies (GasLeakSensors.com). It can sense up to four gases simultaneously, including the percentage of oxygen in the air, and sensitive enough to detect one-part per-million of carbon monoxide (0-2000 ppm), hydrogen sulfide (0-100 ppm), and hydrogen cyanide (0-30 ppm). Keeping citizens safe is priority one.

Council also approved calling five applicants for the part-time job to help City Secretary Annette Hickman and will be setting up interviews at their next council meeting.

Finally, council approved the previous minutes and the financial statements without conflict, thankful and in good spirits as the holiday season approaches.

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