Council declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Logan Dailey/Lingle Guide Mayor Siglin stands with Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault Executive Director Michelle Powell, left, and Task Force Education Coordinator Tori Hunt, right, after signing a proclamation to declare April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Lingle’s April 24 town council meeting.

Editor’s Note 

The article titled “Council declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in the Friday, April 23, edition of The Lingle Guide reported the Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault had taken a $2,000 cut. This statement is incorrect as the task force took a much larger cut, totaling $20,000. We apologize for the error, and we have corrected it in this update.

LINGLE – The Lingle Town Council convened for their second regular meeting of the month on April 24 at 5 p.m. in Lingle’s Community Center. Mayor George Siglin, Town Clerk Ritch Reyes and Councilmembers Steve Edwardson, Joe Welte, Brandie Cook and Steve Edwardson were present for the meeting. Councilman A.J. Lambert was absent.

Siglin welcomed Executive Director Michelle Powell and Education Coordinator Tori Hunt with the Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

“The Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the many victims of sexual abuse by raising awareness of this issue,” Powell said.

The Town of Lingle has dedicated $600 to go towards the task force’s domestic violence and sexual abuse shelter and continues to support the program.

“Without this help, the task force would have a greater struggle to keep the shelter in operation due to the almost $20,000 cut we took last year,” Powell said.

Siglin provided a couple of informational items to the council, one being that flags around town were at half-mast to honor the passing of Walter Mondale, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s Vice President. The other item was an announcement about the Lingle Volunteer Fire Department’s new ambulance.

Siglin said the new ambulance had arrived, but the staff at the fire department were busy with other obligations and were unable to display the ambulance for the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned into executive session for a discussion about personnel.

The next meeting of the Lingle Town Council will be Wednesday, May 5, at 5 p.m. in the Lingle Community Center.

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