COFFEEVILLE – Aldermen hired Justin Robertson as a full-time police officer during their regular monthly meeting in July.
Police Chief Mark Martin made the request that Robertson be hired and sent to the police academy in August. He had been working part-time 20 hours per week.
Robertson will be required to sign a two- year employment contract with the Town, according to the minutes of the July 6 Town Board meeting.
Among other actions at the meeting, the Board of Aldermen:
• Approved travel for Town Clerk Brenda Gibson to attend Municipal Clerk Certification Training and BBI system upgrade training.
• Heard a request from Patty Bailey of the Coffeeville Library for an increase in funding. Aldermen will take her request into account for the next budget year, the minutes state.
• Donated the old warning siren located behind Town Hall to the Town of Big Creek. The siren had not been in service since installation of the two new sirens.
• Paid claims.
Attending the meeting were Aldermen Michael Ayers, Joe Bourn, George Miller, Bryan McCullough, Alderwoman Eva Long-street, Town Clerk Brenda Gibson, Town Attorney William L. Maxey, and Police Chief Mark Martin. Mayor Mack Burns, Jr. presided.