Tampa discusses locks and keys

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Councilman Ty Peterson told city council members Feb. 4 that citizens of Tampa want to know why only one person has a key to the town’s senior center. Mayor Tim Svoboda also said he had been asked the same question.

The council revisited their recent decision to change the locks on the senior citizen building. Phyllis and Rodney Mueller are in charge of maintaining the center and scheduling events there. They have the only key, but anyone needing to get in may ask them to open it. The council had decided previously that there were too many keys floating around and unauthorized people were entering the hall and not leaving it clean or occasionally even pilfering items from the building.

“I see no problem with the Muellers having the only key,” Peterson said. “They just need to make arrangements with somebody when they are out of town for any reason.”

Council members also have access to a senior citizen building key and can be contacted for admittance, if necessary.

Svoboda also told the council that he received a notice from the Marion County Commission that the county will no longer pay for the city recycling bin after April 30.

Council member David Rziha suggested the matter be tabled until the council can determine if there is a demand from residents for this continued service.

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