GAS PUMP PURCHASES APPROVED
The council unanimously approved the $55,000 purchase of new gasoline pumps and equipment to track fuel usage by city vehicles. The pumps will be installed at Clarksville Town Hall and the town’s street department.
“It’s extremely important. The equipment that we have now is nearing the end of its functional life, and is not up-to-date with the latest technology,” Gilkey said. “The new equipment will allow us to better track usage of fuel through those pumps and give us a much better control on the overall operation.”
12-HOUR SHIFTS FOR CPD
It looks like the Clarksville Police Department’s experiment with 12-hour shifts for its officers has been declared a success, and will likely be voted to be made permanent at the council’s next meeting, Gilkey said.
“Chief [Mark] Palmer, during our work session, told us that he had gone into the trial period as a skeptic, that he was not sure this was going to work to the best advantage of the department,” Gilkey said. “And he told us last night he was wrong. It seems to have worked very well. There’s a cost savings to the town by going to these shifts. The morale of the department as a whole is much better.”
When asked about the chances of the 12-hour shifts being made the department’s policy by a vote of the council, Gilkey responded, “I don’t think there’s any question.”