New Haven plans to hire police officer

Mindy Kearns - For Ohio Valley Publishing

NEW HAVEN — The Town of New Haven is searching for a certified police officer to hire for a full-time position, it was announced when the council met recently.

According to Recorder Roberta Hysell, the police department has been running a “Help Wanted” advertisement in the Point Pleasant Register. Even though applications are being accepted through Aug. 3, some interviews were held Wednesday, July 29, she said.

Council members approved four building permits during the meeting. They included Thelma Roach for siding; Garrett Kaylor and Ralph Starkey for roof replacements; and Dan Riggs for driveway replacement.

In other action, the council:

Heard a report that workers are continuing to fill potholes throughout town;

Noted that a tree had fallen on one of the shelters at the roadside park, with town employees working to remove it;

Held the third reading on the bond ordinance, with the public hearing set for August 6; and,

Approved the financial report and minutes of the previous meeting.

Attending were Mayor Charles Yonker, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell, Jim Elias and Ken Vickers.

August meetings will be held the 6th and 23rd.

Mindy Kearns

For Ohio Valley Publishing