Stanford departments activity for June

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, July 21, 2022

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Abigail Roberts


STANFORD – Stanford’s emergency services and other departments reported their monthly activity to the Stanford City Council during its monthly meeting held July 14.

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During June, the Stanford Fire Department responded to a total of 39 incidents, according to the monthly report.

From June 1 to June 30, SFD reported the following incidents:

• building fire – 1

• medical assist, assist EMS crew – 7

• emergency medical service, other – 12

• motor vehicle accident with injuries – 1

• lock-in – 1

• search for person in water – 1

• gas leak (natural gas or LPG) – 1

• smoke or odor removal – 1

• assist police or other governmental agency – 2

• public service – 1

• unauthorized burning – 2

• dispatched and cancelled en route – 2

• authorized controlled burning – 1

• malicious, mischievous false call or other – 1

• municipal alarm system, malicious false alarm – 1

• alarm system sounded due to malfunction – 1

• CO detector activation due to malfunction – 1

• alarm system activation, no fire, unintentional – 1

• special type of incident, other – 1

The Stanford Police Department also provided a monthly report to council members on July 14.

From June 1 to June 30, SPD had a total of 574 contacts via 911. Police issued 184 citations during that time as well as 65 warnings. A total of 23 arrests were made.

The department reported a total of 40 incidents/cases and responded to 13 accidents during the month of June.

Det. Ryan Kirkpatrick, Sgt. Preston Middleton and Officer Chase Marcum completed six hours of mandatory online training and the department as a whole completed two hours of departmental roll call training.

Stanford’s Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Knouse also provided a monthly report to council members.

During June code enforcement reported eight violations and issued two citations, as well as 13 verbal warnings.

There were two abatement reported.

The Code Enforcement Board held two meetings in June.

Code Enforcement issued two building permits, one swimming pool permit and one porch/deck permit.

There was one plat review in June and 27 business licenses were issued or renewed.

According to the monthly report, the City of Stanford Waterworks has received a $1 million Community Development Block Grant for an upcoming sewer project that will go out to bid next year. The project will cost roughly $2.1 million dollars, according to the department’s monthly report to city council members.

The department is in the process of securing funding for several different projects to continue improving its water and sewer system.

The water level in Rice Lake was down 4 feet and Harris Lake was down 4.5 feet as of July 14.

The relocation project on U.S. 27 has begun and is about 85 percent complete.

The department is also still in the process of changing out old meters with new radio read meters