By Leah Sander
PIERCETON — Jim Bumbaugh has been named Pierceton’s new town marshal.
At a special public meeting at the Pierceton Community Building on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Pierceton Town Council informed InkFreeNews of that information.
Bumbaugh is no stranger to the Pierceton Police Department, having served for more than 16 years as an officer there.
He left the PPD in 2019 to take his current job as Whitko Community School Corp.’s transportation director.
He’ll begin work as town marshal on Monday, Oct. 3. Bumbaugh will be sworn in at the next regular council meeting set for Monday, Oct. 10.
In other business, the council:
- Approved a quote from Cottage Watchman for $4,889 to purchase four security cameras for Pierceton Park. The picnic tables there were recently vandalized.
- Approved having MicroByte Enterprise maintain the town’s computer technology. The company’s rate is $120 per hour for on-site services as well as $30 or $60 per hour for other services.
- Approved adding some additional security features to the town’s office.