Justin Shinsel

Justin Shinsel, Public Works Inspector, has been chosen for the Employee of the Month. Justin has been with the City since 2014, starting out in the Water Department and promoted to the position he currently holds. He is responsible for making sure all the utilities are installed properly and maintains a great working relationship with all the contractors working in the City. Justin works well with everyone in Public Works to make sure that all the infrastructure is running properly. We are lucky to have such a dedicated employee.

Community Question Corner

Question: Are there rules against certain activities in parks?

Answer. As the warmer seasons approach us it is always a good idea to remind ourselves of the rules in our parks. Some of the parks have specific rules which relate to the just the use of those parks like the dog park and equestrian park. However, there are several rules which are universally enforced. Some of the most common violations we see are 

Parks are open from 6 am to 10 pm. Nobody should be in the parks after 10 pm for any reason. 

Injuring grass and plants. Nobody should be injuring the grass, trees, and shrubs in the parks. Specifically, we are seeing an increase in the number of people placing plastic on the grass for extended periods of time. This causes some dramatic damage to the grass which require weeks to recover from. 

Vandalism. We have also seen an increase in the vandalism in the parks lately.

We don’t allow any alcoholic beverages to be consumed in the City parks and obviously the use of illegal drugs are prohibited. If somebody sees a violation of the posted rules they should call the non-emergency hotline for the Police at (801) 629-8221.