Liberty will help fund police officer for schools

January 15, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - The City Council agreed Tuesday to go along with a proposal to hire a school resource police officer for Casey County high and middle schools, according to Sharleen Rodgers, city clerk.

However, the proposal hinges on whether or not Casey Fiscal Court agrees to help finance the officer.

The county Board of Education decided in December to ask the city, county and other agencies to help finance the officer to patrol the two schools in an effort to prevent fighting and drug trafficking.

The salary for an officer has not been determined, and the city is willing to pay a fourth of the cost.

Fiscal Court has not acted on the proposal, and the school board and the local Agency for Substance Abuse Policy apparently has agreed to put up a share of the cost.


In another matter, City Council raised the fee for septic tank haulers for dumping raw sewage into the city's sewer system.

Sewage from residences went from $15 to $25 per 1,000 gallons; and the city set a fee of $50 per 1,000 gallons for industrial waste.

The council also agreed to buy a used police cruiser. Councilman Jim Ellison said he knows of a 1996 cruiser that has 70,000 miles and costs $4,000. Members of the council were to inspect at the vehicle this week.

In other matters, the council went into a 15-minute executive session to discuss personnel and pending litigation but took no action in open session.

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