LANCASTER - The City Council interviewed three in-house candidates for the police chief vacancy Monday but took no action on hiring.
Mayor Billy C. Moss said interim chief Wanda Shelton and officers David Shepherd and John Ballard are interested in the position. No action was taken following those interviews, and the council agreed to place newspaper advertisements in attempts to find candidates outside the police department who may be interested.
The council is seeking a replacement for Russell Preston, who resigned as chief on Aug. 6.
The council also went over applications for the vacant utility clerk's position. City Clerk Shari Lane said that the council wants to interview between five and seven candidates. No date was set for those interviews.