Seligman to employ four police officers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Seligman City Council approved the employment of two full-time and two-part time officers at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 12.

After reviewing the police department's financial report, the aldermen approved Chief Marion Jacobson's request for the four law enforcement positions.

Jacobson also presented the police report, which showed that the department completed 109 traffic stops in February. Officers issued 67 citations and 48 warnings and made 28 arrests during the stops.

Seligman Police also assisted with two non-injury crashes and helped one neighboring department last month. Officers completed 54 reports, made 22 citizen contacts and performed three building checks.

Jacobson provided the aldermen with Barry County E-911 Operations Center reports, which offered the dates and times for all incidents.

In other business, the Seligman City Council:

* Received an update on code enforcement.

* Reviewed the library report, which showed that the facility collected $306.30 and spent $975.81 in February. Records show that 561 user accounts have been established and 12,446 items are owned by the library.

* Received the GED program report. Clay Atkinson passed the GED test with a scholarship level score. Jacob Venema, Patrick Foster, Gayla Hurst and Roy Johnson also successfully completed the test in February.

* Accepted the resignation of Alderman Mike Steen as mayor pro tem. Steen did not resign as a member of the council.

* Appointed Alderman Eric Freeman as mayor pro tem and authorized him to sign documents for the city.

* Voted to purchase an Iron Horse 60-gallon air compressor at Race Brothers Farm Supply in Monett for $499.99.

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