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Residents urged to be on the lookout for counterfeit money

Thursday, April 24, 2008

CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale has recently discovered a lot of counterfeit $20 bills and residents are urged to be on the lookout.

The counterfeit bills were discussed at Wednesday night's special town council meeting where officials approved more than $100,000 in payment for work done at the town's sewer plant.

The council approved a motion to pay Bowen in the amount of $134,903 for the sewer plant.

Meanwhile, Town Council President Don Sublett said of the fake bills: "The bills end in the serial number 20101A."

Apparently they have been showing up in establishments around town and it was brought to the town council's attention.

The bogus bills have been turned over to the Secret Service for further investigation, Sublett said.

If one of the bills is discovered, the owner is encouraged to contact the police immediately.

Meanwhile, the board also approved a motion to sell the 1973 Mack fire truck that was in the recent town auction for less than the reserve price set at $2,000. The truck will be sold for $1,350 to Dan O'Hair, who was the highest bidder at the auction.

In other business:

* Richard Saucerman was granted temporary employment as the wastewater treatment plant operator. Saucerman was the previous plant operator and will be employed only until current operator Don Guthrie returns from his medical leave. This employment was granted pending a pre-employment drug screen.

* A bid of $8,500 was voted on to be resubmitted to contractors to work on lift station 4 at the water treatment plant.

* The Greensleeve project still have no location for the placement of dumpsters. Town Lawyer Allen Yackey suggested the town work together with Stardust Hills in this venture.

The Cloverdale Town Council is scheduled to meet again May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cloverdale Town Hall.

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This is either a poorly written story the way it intermingles topics or a sad display of how Cloverdale meetings seem to go.

Mr. Sublett in a previous meeting stated he had an offer on this truck for $4000. So why did the board not sell it instead of holding out for $2650 less? I'm certain they could have gotten less for it if they would have held out a little longer.

Down at T's it was stated only 2 bills were discovered up at the Taco Bell. Not exactly what I would call a lot. Better keep an eye on both bills as they may just disappear.

-- Posted by gingb2 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 10:04 PM

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

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-- Posted by true grit on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 12:12 AM

good one celophane.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 7:09 PM

We could just give our flourescent bulbs and old batteries to the GreenSneeze committee and let them drop it off at a proper dumpster. Maybe we could meet them at the town hall on the proper collection date. Why impose on Stardust hills? They have their plan together already.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 7:16 PM

true grit aka dp - you are just as aged as myself and should know the quote was that of a very gifted lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.

You really should reread the quote as your intent clearly shows "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." - John Heywood

I can see it now how the tale of counterfeit money played out and now the rest of the story....The call from the wife of the reserve officer calls into the funeral home I mean police headquarters. The officer putters in the keystone cop car up to see his taco bell wife who shows him the bill. He putters back to the funeral home I mean police headquarters and places a call to the feds. With unbridled excitement a call is then placed to the board members where they pat each other on the back for a job well done. Ah such memories for the grandkids.......Now if they can only figure out how to provide police protection to the town!

-- Posted by gingb2 on Fri, Apr 25, 2008, at 9:10 PM

That old Mack fire truck could be sitting outside full of water and used as a back up this summer until you get a higher bid. Though it may not be a shiny new penny, it still pumps and could have been used recently when other departments assisted.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 5:26 AM

Xgamer why do you have a problem with someone wanting to help clean up the town?

-- Posted by true grit on Sat, Apr 26, 2008, at 12:08 PM

celophane, I have no problem with someone wanting to clean up the town. The GreenSneeze group would do better if they walked down main street with trashbags and pick up litter for starters. I have a problem with someone tossing an expense to the town for dumpster rental, the council approving the cost, and then have no plan to carry out their idea. Perhaps GreenSneeze should suggest that the town contract Ray's to go door to door and pick up toxic waste items. If the town would pay enough, this service could be a weekly event and we could all rest easier knowing our used camera batteries are disposed of properly.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sun, Apr 27, 2008, at 6:47 AM

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