NEW HAVEN — Several police matters were discussed when the Town of New Haven council held its most recent meeting.
Police Chief David Hardwick asked permission from the council to have additional “Neighborhood Crime Watch” signs erected in various areas around town. The council agreed and will check to see if there are any signs stored at the wastewater plant prior to ordering new ones.
Councilman Kenneth Vickers asked the police chief if officers still have camera systems in the police vehicles. Hardwick told the council there are cameras in the cars, but one needs a new clip.
Vickers also expressed his concern with vehicles “engine breaking” upon entering the town in both directions. The chief said he was not sure if there is a state law against this, but will check into it.
In other action, the council:
Discussed Hardwick’s accrued time off and other benefits;
Approved a building permit for Roger Roush for a carport expansion;
Agreed to put a hold on the NAPA building project due to lack of funding;
Hired Amber Darst to work in the town hall business office following the resignation of Ada Herdman;
Received questions from Our Community Foundation regarding a grant application submitted by the town;
Discussed use of the town’s water and sewer truck; and,
Approved the minutes, financial report and accounts payable.
Resident Sarah Gibbs attended the meeting and told council members how good the entrance to town looks after a dilapidated house was recently razed.
Attending were Recorder Roberta Hysell, who also served as acting mayor, and council members Vickers, Smitty Jarrell, Jessica Howard, and Amy Gordon.