The Crocker Board of Aldermen met for its regular meeting earlier this week and the topics of discussion for the meeting included upcoming events and Code Red Alerts.

In attendance were Mayor Glen Smith, Alderman Ashley Burton, Alderman Denise York, City Clerk Opal Gibbs, Alderman Lorie Layman, Alderman Jeff Curry, Police Chief Nick Pappas, and Public Works Superintendent Don Theberge.

Here is what you should know from the meeting:

Police department update

The MoDOT grant for saturation funds was submitted which will provide police officers with new body cameras.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be April 28, 2018. The Police Department will continue to collect unused prescriptions and ship them off during Take Back Day.

Tornado sirens were tested and work.

Code Red was publicized to the community. There were not enough citizens that signed up for the emergency cellular alerts. Code Red alerts will be discontinued due to lack of participation.

Fishing Derby will be held May 12, 2018 with the help of donations.


Public Works Department

Spring Cleanup will be April 11, 2018.

Currently working on mowers to prepare for the upcoming season.

Eight dump truck loads of gravel were placed on dirt roads to fill potholes.

Parks Department

Railroad Days will be held September 1, 2018.

The Circus is coming to Crocker on September 6, 2018. The Circus will be held at the Baseball Outfield. Tickets will be sold at Railroad Days.