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One Yaggi replaces another on city board

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By Kevin Koelling, Managing Editor

CANNELTON - A regular meeting of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety Monday began with a change in membership.

Cindy Yaggi resigned from the board, Mayor Smokey Graves announced, and he had appointed John Yaggi in her place. Graves said later she told him she "didn't feel comfortable making the kinds of decisions we make, although I thought she was doing a great job."

Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball reported the cost of mosquito-spraying chemical continues to rise, and said he'll use $3,500 in his budget for it to purchase what he can before it increases further. He already had enough for next year, he told the board.

Police Chief Kenny Kellems asked that another car his department isn't using be traded to the state law-enforcement academy for training hours. He'd get only $100 to $200 if he tried to sell it, he said.

He made such a trade previously, he reminded the board and the city council in a meeting that followed.

"I thought I'd get $900 out of that last one," he told the council, "but I got $1,200." Both the board and council approved the exchange.