CLAYPOOL — The retiring of a town employee and hiring of reserve officers were the main topics of discussion during the Claypool Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Council President Niki Miller announced that Gene Warner, Claypool street superintendent, retired on Feb. 8. He worked for the town of Claypool for 28 years.
“We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for his many years of service for the town,” said Miller.
After the announcement of Warner’s retirement, Town Marshal Ben Sanders swore in Randy Bays as deputy marshal and Nicholas Scott as reserve deputy marshal. The Claypool Police Department responded to 143 calls for service in January. Reserve officers put in a combined total of 97 hours. The total reserve hours is lower than in previous months due to the resignation of a reserve officer.
During his report to the board, Sanders said he applied for two grants involving Narcan and laptop equipment. The first grant would allow for two Narcan doses to be placed in each squad car. Sanders also applied for a grant that, if approved, would help the police department obtain a new laptop, printer and scanner.
Sanders also informed the board of a third grant involving a new squad car. The grant would cover approximately 35 percent of the cost for the car, with the town covering the rest of the amount. The council approved Sanders looking into the grant.
The council also approved the purchase of a new pressure washer for the town from Harbor Freight Tools.
In other business:
- The council approved the continuation of its contracts for its ambulance service, fire protection services and billing software program.
- The council approved wastewater bill adjustments for Connie Hershberger in the amount of $23.58 and Reese Morris in the amount of $171.70.
- The next Claypool Town Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.