Clanton Council approves police personnel moves

Published 3:40 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Clanton’s City Council on Monday approved several items proposed by Police Chief Brian Stilwell.

The following measures were approved unanimously by the council members in attendance (councilman Greg DeJarnett was absent):

•Accepted the medical retirement of Glenn Baker, effective June 26.

•Moved Jason Ousley from a part-time officer to full-time officer.

•Promoted Tera Mayfield from officer to corporal.

•Moved Donald Giles to sergeant to fill the vacancy left by Baker.

•Promoted Chris Wilson to corporal to fill the vacancy left by Larry Colburn.

•Promoted Dewayne Driver to corporal to fill the vacancy left by Giles.

•Reinstated Jessica Mims as a part-time officer.

•Hired Jason Reeves as a part-time officer.

•Allowed Stilwell and Neil Fetner to attend the Summer Conference of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, to be held in Gulf Shores from July 27 to Aug. 1.

•Approved officer David Hicks to attend an advanced traffic accident investigation and traffic reconstruction school in Selma from July 28 to Aug. 29.

In other business, the council:

•Discussed progress on a planned youth softball facility, after Councilman Jeff Price said he had talked with residents concerned about the project. Little progress has been made on the planned facility in the past several months, and Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver told Price and those in attendance that other pressing matters have required the attention of himself and other city workers. “We’re still working on it,” Driver said. Price asked if the field could be ready by January 2015, in time for the next youth softball season. Driver said the project couldn’t be completed by then, but that it was possible to have one or two field ready for play by that date.

•Was asked about the status of efforts to renovate the E.M. Henry Head Start Center so that it could be reopened. Driver said officials are waiting on a quote for the installation of a sprinkler system before more progress could be made.

•Amended an ordinance that stated the city would perform building inspections up to three miles past the city limits. Driver said that part of the ordinance was outdated and would result in Clanton performing inspections in Thorsby, along with other problems.

•Entered into a contract with Hull & Russell PC to perform an audit of the city’s finances for Fiscal Year 2014.

•Declared a vacancy on the Utility Board after Lenard Rogers moved out of the city limits.

•Accepted the resignation of Burl Skyles from the sanitation department, effective June 26.

•Approved the minutes from the June 23, and the paying of necessary bills.