The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brian L. Billings at 9:16 a.m. who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
A Waiver of Notice is attached to this set of minutes. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and take any necessary action with regards to:
1. US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 2011 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (grant)
Mayor Brian Billings asked Police Chief Watterson to discuss the grant with Council. Watterson had previously told Council about the 2011 COPS hiring program that offers a grant that would pay the salary and benefits for a new officer for three years and services of Sharon Pope will be required to complete and submit the grant. The grant would pay the annual salary and benefits of $37,501 for three years and the City would pay a fee of $2,250 to Sharon Pope for the three year term. After the three years the City would be obligated to take over all costs for a minimum of one year. If the grant is not received, no fees will be due. Gary Cotton made a motion to allow Chief Watterson to complete and submit the grant for a new officer under the terms as described. Councilman Bonecutter added the second motion, which passed 5-0.
Being no other business, Councilman Cotton made a motion to adjourn. Leota Sang added the second and being unanimously approved, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 a.m.
Amber D. Tatterson, City Clerk
Brian L. Billings, Mayor