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Town hires two full-time police officers (updated)

Published 11:08pm Monday, May 13, 2013

In the street department, superintendent Kenny Barrett read resignation letters from part-time employee Terrence Lanier and full-time employee Raymond Davis.

The council approved both resignations as well as Barrett’s recommendation to hire Malcolm Huff for a 30-hour, $8-an-hour position with the street department.

Huff is expected to start working this week.

Barrett provided an update on the condition of the town’s only garbage truck and recommended its deteriorating slide be repaired.

“It’s not in good shape,” Barrett said. “We will not pass next year’s inspection.”

The council voted to allow Bobby Seales to fix the truck as long as repairs don’t cost more than $500.

Barrett told council members that an anonymous donor gave the town two pieces of new playground equipment (seesaws) that Barrett has installed at the park near the ball fields.

In the fire department, EMS Assistant Chief Christine Epperson gave the council an update on monthly calls and paperwork filing.

The fire department had three calls, three deaths and had no new member applications.

Epperson informed the council that the department’s building is secure after its door was damaged during an accident last week during routine fire truck maintenance procedures.

Haigler said the insurance claim is about $10,000, and an insurance representative is expected to come to the department and assess the building’s damage later this week.

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