Town recognizes new EMTs at meeting

Lingle Town Council

LINGLE – Fire Chief Kasey Bangerter and Assistant Fire Chief Aaron Walsh introduced Lingle Volunteer Fire Department’s newest emergency medical technicians, Tabitha Lambert and Chelcee Serres, at the Lingle Town Council meeting Wednesday.
The women recently completed a five-month course, including written tests and hands-on exercises, to earn their certification. Lingle now has three EMTs. Both Lambert and Serres are also married to LVFD firefighters.
Following the introductions, Walsh presented ideas regarding commemorative engraving for the town’s Centennial gun raffle.
Ticket holders will have the opportunity to win a Henry Big Boy .357/.38 special rifle, Ruger Vaquero .357/.38 special revolver and handmade display case. Walsh will engrave the guns with a design of the town’s choice – possibly including brass and silver – and fellow firefighter A.J. Lambert is building the display case.
The items will be raffled off as a set. The town plans to sell 400 tickets at $20 each and draw the winner during the Centennial celebration on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Council members also discussed ordering challenge coins in commemoration of the
anniversary event.

In other business:
• Police Chief Endra Moen reported 45 incidents in the last two weeks, 28 of which were traffic related.
• Bangerter reported to the council LVFD received new portable radios as part of a grant. The department is currently working to reprogram the radios. He also informed the council there will not be a Firemen’s Ball this year.
• Clerk-Treasurer Michele Sussex said town revenues are up and expenditures are down, adding, “We’re looking really positive.”
• The town will begin accepting nominations for the two council seats up for election this year (Kelly Greenwald and Joe Welte), in addition to the mayor’s position, on March 8. The deadline is March 30. There is a $25 filing fee.
• The town continues to apply and search for grants for the new community center.
• Maintenance Supervisor Larry Haeffelin reported the Lira Park sign is finished and asked for input from council members and the LVFD concerning where to set up the sign, as the park is near the fire department’s drill practice area.
• The next council meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. at Lingle Town Hall.
• The next Centennial Celebration committee meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Lingle Town Hall.

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