Overbrook Overlook: New year begins with new mayor and council member

As 2018 begins, Overbrook will have new mayor and council member, with the city offering outgoing Mayor Don Schultz great appreciation for his efficient leadership throughout the years.

New leadership serving the community will be Jon Brady as mayor, and Cheryl Miller as a new city council member. Other Overbrook council members are Carol Baughman, Joanne Allen, Tammy Metzger and David Penrod.

Brady and Miller will be sworn into office during a special council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2018.

City alerts available

Citizens can now receive city alerts by e-mail or cell phone texts. Signup is available at the city’s website www.overbrookks.com. On the right side of the screen click “subscribe”; submit the requested information; and click the “subscribe” button that appears below your information. The alerts will keep citizens up to date on important notices.

2018 pet tags

Anyone previously registering their pets with the city and having current rabies vaccinations on file will receive their 2018 pet tags along with the January city utility bill. A charge will be added to the bill: $5 for pets that are spayed or neutered and $10 for pets that are not. For anyone needing to register new pets, forms are available at the city’s website and at Overbrook City Hall. Pet owners can also pay the fee and present the registration form and proof of rabies vaccination at Overbrook City Hall to obtain tags.

Goose cannon testing

The Overbrook police and maintenance departments will be conducting a test firing of the new goose cannon at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the city lake. During the testing, the public will not be allowed to walk around the lake or fish. The purpose of the cannon is not to harm the geese, but to reduce the geese population by scaring them away.

Some meters estimated

Citizens are asked to note that due to staff shortage and the extreme cold weather recently, meter readings for much of the west side of town were estimated this month. The estimates are a four-month calculated average (last three months plus this month last year). For more information, contact city hall at 785-665-7328.

Information thanks to the city of Overbrook.

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