Leachville council does away with part-time officer position

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mayor Ralph Wells and city council dismissed into executive session at a special called meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss part-time police salary.

The council reconvened after over an hour in closed session. Councilwoman Teresa Johnson made a motion to eliminate the part-time position in the police department.

The council voted unanimously in favor of the motion.

All council members were present including Johnson, Tommy Stone, Michael Webster, Lisa Baldridge, Karen Wallace and Ethel Hetler.

Following the vote, Johnson said since Alan Lasater, part-time officer, is no longer employed by the city, she made a motion to have Police Chief Chris Ellis collect all of the city's property and bring it to city hall following the meeting.

The motion passed unanimously.

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