Caraway City Council met in special session Tuesday, Dec. 20, to discuss securing a new police officer.
Mayor Barry Riley and the council made a decision to advertise for a new officer.
Alderman John Boatman moved to set a starting salary at $27,000 a year with one-year probation. His motion died for lack of a second.
Alderman Marvin Browning moved to advertise for a certified officer, setting the yearly wages at $28,000 and one year probation, or a non-certified officer at $26,000, with a raise to $27,000 when the officer becomes certified.
Browning's motion passed by a 3-1 vote, with aldermen Browning, Mitchell Tipton, and Mayor Riley voting yes, and alderman Boatman voting no. Alderman Bo James abstained from voting.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at city hall.