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ST. IGNATIUS — Fire department roof repairs and new police vehicles were discussed during the Oct. 3 St. Ignatius Town Council meeting. 

The condition of the roof on the St. Ignatius fire department building was first on the agenda. Public Works Director Scott Morton said of the roof: “Well, it’s a big mushy area up there, and that area will need to be replaced, and then, some below it will probably need replacing.” 

Council members said it’s been difficult to find someone to fix the roof. In the interim, Morton said he plans to cover the roof so rain and snow don’t continue to cause further damage.

Next, Police Chief Jason Acheson requested new vehicles for the town’s police department. “Our vehicles aren’t in the best condition, and our oldest one is a 2011 and has plenty of problems,” he said.

Acheson also mentioned that the oldest vehicle with the department is only a rear wheel drive. “It doesn’t do very good in the winter,” he said.

“We have had times when one of our vehicles was in the shop and the other was on patrol, and then, I get called out and only have my Charger, and well, its button start didn’t work, and if it had been a time sensitive call, lives could have been on the line.”

The council will continue to discuss the police department’s need for new vehicles at the next meeting.

With agenda items addressed and no additional comments from attending citizens, the meeting was adjuourned.

Mayor Daren Incashola thanked those who attended.

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