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CAMANCHE — The Camanche City Council voted to accept the resignation of Civil Service Commission member Jack Darr at Tuesday’s meeting.

Darr sent a resignation letter to the council saying that he is resigning for personal reasons. Mayor Jim Robertson acknowledged the letter Tuesday and publicly thanked Darr for his service and the hours he spent performing his duties. City Attorney Tom Lonergan said recent months have been a very busy time for the commission and remarked that its members have done a fine job.

Robertson said the vacancy will be filled by a majority vote of the council after reviewing candidate applications.

Applications for the Civil Service Commission are available at Camanche City Hall, 917 Third St.

Lonergan reviewed a summary of the ordinance creating the city administrator position and outlining the powers and authority of the city administrator. The council unanimously voted to approve of City Clerk Carol LaMont posting the ordinance for review by the public.

Before the council adjourned, Camanche resident Les Shadle addressed the council to ask about the city’s burn ordinance.

Shadle asked if the burn ordinance could be amended to allow for burning of leaves on both Saturday and Sunday during the fall.

Lonergan said the issue is a “political hot potato” and said that when it is brought up, it turns into a great debate between those who want to burn anytime and those who don’t want to allow burning at all.

Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte said even if the burn ordinance is rescinded, some city residents still will burn their leaves and not dispose of them in other manners.