Life-saving firefighters honored at Republic meeting

Three Republic firefighters were honored by the Republic City Council and Mayor Jeff Ussery at the April 16 council meeting, for their life saving efforts while on a call in October of 2018.
Captain Lynn Morgan, and firefighters Derek Barr and Matt Stufflebeam responded to a call where a woman had stopped breathing and was turning blue. Upon their arrival to the scene, they found the woman lying on the floor and unresponsive. Stufflebeam found a very weak pulse, while Morgan and Barr inserted an airway and started breathes with a bag mask.
Shortly thereafter, Cox paramedics arrived. By the time they loaded the patient into the ambulance she started to speak.
This is Stufflebeam’s first saved life, Barr’s second saved life and Morgan’s third.
The three were presented plaques of appreciation for their life saving efforts.
During the business portion of the meeting, new and continuing members of the council were sworn in. They were Brandon Self, Ward 1; Jim Deichman, Ward 2; Gerry Pool, Ward 3; John Jones, Ward 3; and Matt Russell Ward 3.
In other business, it was announced that the citywide cleanup is this coming Saturday, April 27. Residents wanting to have certain items collected and disposed of, need to have it ready for pick up by 7 a.m. the morning of April 26.
In business action, the former council voted 7-0 to approve the final plat of The Trails at Valley Park Phase 1. The 12-acre subdivision will contain 30 lots.
With the newly minted council in place, the group voted unanimously, 8-0, to:
- Approve a preliminary plat for A’Vila, a residential subdivision consisting of 48 acres at 7012 West Farm Road 170.
- Approve a preliminary map for Charlotte’s Manor, a residential subdivision consisting of 9 acres at the northeast intersection of Kansas Avenue and West O’Neal Road.
- Authorize the purchase of two 2008 International dump trucks for a total of $50,000, from Greene County, instead of a skid steer as was originally planned.
- Approve a billing adjustment following another snafu by the city’s new billing software. Instead of billing the correct amount to city customers the council instead voted to eat the cost, which totaled $44,966.
In the early moments of the meeting Mayor Ussery also read a proclamation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. He then presented the proclamation to Police Chief Brian Sells, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson and Brandi Bartel, executive director of The Victim Center.


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