Also approved was a motion to purchase some Class B uniforms for the fire department in the amount of $3,720 – the purchase was a budgeted item. The council approved an expense of $1,444 from Mayhall Computer Service to upgrade computer equipment at the fire department.
The council also agreed to hire Patrick Clifton, (CLL Services) to take over the city’s website allowing him to redesign and make the site more user friendly.
Step raises for two employees were also approved in accordance with city policy.
The police department will also be replacing their body cameras at a cost of $5,909 – this was a budgeted item.
At the recommendation of Chief Kirk Blankenship, the council approved the promotion of Officer Tom Duke to the rank of Corporal. Duke has been with the department for over five years.
The council also approved a request for permission to use the JFK Activity Building for a family reunion.
The council approved the creation of a general laborer supervisory position under the Parks and Recreation Department – responsibilities will include grass cutting, maintaining fields and general maintenance. The job must be posted for two weeks per city policy.