Roger Stanfill, Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Three Rivers, was the guest speaker for the Three Rivers Lions Club meeting on Tuesday (May 8).
Officer Stanfill explained the nature of his position and that he is assigned to the Three Rivers Police Department to deal with the enforcement of all city ordinances. Such ordinances include but are not limited to animal control, blight control, public nuisance, lawn mowing, and abandoned cars. The Police Department receives approximately 1000 complaints during the course of the year and it is Officer Stanfill’s role to investigate such complaints and take appropriate action to remedy the situation. Such action may include picking up stray animals, talking with those who are in violation of the City codes, assisting violators in finding ways to remediate the situation, and/or involving police officers if the situation is beyond his authority. He shared several stories which exemplified the variety and scope of his work. The program ended with a question and answer period.
The remainder of the meeting included an award being presented to Lion Alice Kielau for outstanding effort on her part for the Lions Club of Three Rivers. This was followed by the announcement of the two students awarded the 2012 Lions’ Scholarships – Sarah Brown and Shannon Grace. The following projects were discussed (1) the Citizen of the Year banquet honoring Jim and Vera Bippus, (2) a financial report on the recently completed White Cane Sale, (3) The Lions’ Ox Roast scheduled for June 14th, 15th and 16th, (4) KidSight to be held in conjunction with the Lions’ Ox Roast in June, (5) the Turtle Derby, scheduled for June 16, and (6) the Relay for Life scheduled for June 22 and 23.
The next Board of Directors’ meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 21. All members are welcome to attend. The next regular meeting will be on Tuesday, May 22. This will be the Public Safety Personnel Recognition Dinner hosted by the club.
The Three Rivers Lions Club is always seeking new members. If you are interested, contact any Lions Club member.
Source: Story contributed by Lion Doug Gross, photos by Lion Bruce Snook.