VANCEBURG — On the Vanceburg metropolis council assembly on Monday, the brand new place of Assistant Chief of Police was crammed.
Mayor Dane Blankenship defined till now there was a chief and lieutenants however the lieutenants wouldn’t be ready to step in for the chief if the necessity ever got here.
“We had the second studying of the ordinance (quantity 130.01C-2023) on making a brand new assistant chief. Sure stuff you can’t get into as a lieutenant so we needed to have an assistant chief, there isn’t any distinction in pay scale or something, simply altering the identify of the place,” Blankenship mentioned.
There have been two candidates in thoughts for assistant chief however Blankenship mentioned one among them didn’t need the appointment, after voting on the ordinance Joe Bellman has been given the place.
One other merchandise on the agenda was the general public acceptance of an annual cost of $1,000 from Individuals’s Self-Assist Housing Blankenship mentioned.
“They’re those who handle the residences, they’re non-profit and don’t belong to town—they’re their very own entity,” he mentioned.
Blankenship defined when the housing property was constructed 24 years in the past the yearly cost was arrange.
Through the assembly, Libby Smith was appointed to switch Meghan Kegley on the Leisure Board.
“Libby is a retired faculty trainer, was a basketball coach and was actually instrumental within the early years of the woman’s basketball so she is now on the board,” he mentioned.
Different gadgets on the agenda:
-Approval of minutes from the final assembly.
The assembly adjourned.