News and Tribune

Breaking News

Recent Local News

April 16, 2013

Jeffersonville hiring new police officers

Council blocks money from going back to public works

JEFFERSONVILLE —

In addition to a new school resource officer, the Jeffersonville City Council agreed on Monday to add two new officers to the city’s police force.

The two officers the council agreed to hire will replace a captain and a lieutenant who are retiring April 31 and July 31, respectively.

Jeffersonville Police Chief Chris Grimm requested the council allow him to hire the new officers in June in order for them to attend the next academy class that begins in July. The hirings would include a third officer being added to the police force as a result of the Greater Clark County School Corp. pledging $34,500 toward the base salary of a new officer.

The timeline for the new officers to complete training and be on the street is January 2014, Grimm said.

The request was unanimously approved.

 

LEGAL CHANGES

The council also agreed that City Attorney Les Merkley could hire a paralegal for the city’s law department.

At a previous meeting, changes to the city’s law department were approved which would allow for the addition of a paralegal instead of hiring a new corporation attorney. Former Corporation Attorney Tom Lowe resigned last month.

Merkley will move into Lowe’s former role, as it is required that a second-class city have a corporation attorney. But before adding the paralegal, Merkley asked the council to approve a higher-than-entry-level salary.

The paralegal would come in as a pay grade 6, for which the minimum salary equals $33,900 and the median salary for the pay grade totals $39,000. The administration can only hire someone at the minimum amount unless approval is granted by the council.

The city council agreed to allow the hiring of the paralegal, Johnna Anderson, at a salary of $36,000.

Merkley said she will start Monday.

 

ADDRESSING CUTS

An appropriation ordinance which would address cuts to the Parks Department budget of $245,000 was approved on a second reading.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.