LAKE STATION | Mayor Keith Soderquist expected to field questions from residents upset about the recent citywide boil advisory.
Instead, the three residents who did ask questions or make comments at the City Council meeting Thursday focused on other issues.
"I was prepared to respond but no one brought up the water boil advisory issue," Soderquist
has fielded calls from residents unhappy with the way the city sent out notification to residents on Jan. 31.
The break, in the 3400 block of East 20th Place, was discovered on the morning of Jan. 21 and impacted all customers served by Lake Station city water.
"We are looking at a call back system to communicate emergencies similar to what the school is using," Soderquist
"If we can afford to do it better we will," Soderquist
said the city did send out water boil advisory notices using the news media, including TV, radio and newspaper announcements.
And the city also sent out 300 emails as well as notification though social media including Facebook.
Daily updates aren't currently available by city officials when it comes to its Lake Station website, Soderquist
"I think we did a great job of communication," Soderquist
The state audit released Monday said Brakley, the stepdaughter of Soderquist
, owes $13,160 for unapproved payment of leave, $664 for bond collections not received or deposited and $23,358 for state examination costs.
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