Fritch council holds meeting

Numerous citizens gathered at the Fritch City Annex to attend the Fritch City Council meeting on Tuesday.Council members gave awards to members of the Fritch Police Department and EMS for their efforts and skills put toward a vehicle accident. Members awarded from EMS were Matthew McKinney, Cassandra Vann, Bobby Lamb, and Shannon Lamb. Fritch policemen Cade Turner and Russell Radney were also given awards. Later, the city council approved action to buy new radios for Fire, EMS, Maintenance, and the Police Department. Council members approved to buy theses radios from Day Wireless for $45,422.It has been mandated by the FCC that Fritch go narrow band or digital by December 31 or they will be fined a fee with every usage. Hutchinson County plans to be switched over by September 8.Early in the evening, Fritch City Council introduced City Attorney Daren Brown, who has been in law for 10 years.Citizens were allowed to express concerns and ask question during open forum. One citizen asked questions about a previous city officer who was released from his duties. Council members and the city attorney chose not to comment on the issue.The next city meeting will be held June 19 at 7 p.m.