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Por­terdale City Coun­cil rec­og­nizes So­cial House owner Todd Scott

Two or­di­nances were ap­proved and a Por­terdale res­i­dent rec­og­nized for his ac­tion in the re­cent shoot­ing at the Mag­net Bot­tle Store in Cony­ers at the city coun­cil meet­ing, Mon­day Night.

Todd Scott, owner of The So­cial House Res­tau­rant in Por­terdale, was rec­og­nized by a procla­ma­tion of the city for his brav­ery dur­ing the tragedy at the Cony­ers Mag­net Bot­tle Store at the end of May.

Scott, a cus­tomer of the store, re­turned fire when Jeffrey Pitts started shoot­ing peo­ple in the store. Two peo­ple, 44-year-old Mun Hyuk Cha and 39-year-old Otonicar Jimquez Aikens, were killed be­fore Scott chased the shooter off.

“There were other peo­ple there who prob­a­bly would have been killed,” said Por­terdale Mayor Ar­line Chap­man. “He thought quickly and saved lives.

“We want him to know how much we ap­pre­ci­ate his brav­ery,” she said. “This is a thank you from the com­mu­nity.”

Scott, who owns the So­cial House Res­tau­rant on Main Street, Por­terdale, was not present to re­ceive the award, which will be given to him later.

The coun­cil also ap­proved two or­di­nances, one clean­ing up lan­guage about and spec­i­fy­ing in­stances of in­de­cency, the other mak­ing the city’s parks to­bacco free.

The coun­cil also ap­proved ad­just­ments to the rev­enues and ex­pen­di­tures for the 2013-2014 bud­get, bring­ing it in to line with the state law re­quir­ing a bal­anced bud­get.

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