Council appropriated funds from a safety grant program which will implement installation of an electronic access panel on the front doors of the Municipal Building to allow them to be locked remotely in case of emergency, and has installed first aid kits in several public buildings and in all Public Works vehicles.

Vinton Police Officer Dustin Bray was named Officer of the Month for April. Vinton First Aid Crew Chief Wayne Guffey presented his monthly report indicating that volunteers had donated 2131 man-hours in April with 212 calls for service received by the career and volunteer staff with 130 transports.

Vinton Volunteer Fire Chief Richard Oakes reported 86 man-hours by his volunteers, answering 34 calls in April.

Council issued proclamations naming May 20-26 as National Emergency Medical Services Week and National Public Works week.

Mayor Brad Grose thanked emergency personnel for the sacrifices they and their families make for the community. Councilwoman Janet Scheid commented on the amazing volunteer efforts and dedication in a town of Vinton’s size. Chief Guffey noted that EMS services in Vinton are a collaborative effort and informed council that…

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