Thursday, 14 October 2010 21:43
By Joanne Webster
BOSWELL — Meeting in regular session Tuesday evening, Boswell councilors followed a motion by Steve Vansickle to accept the resignation of firefighter Jason Day.
Councilors also discussed police department issues, including personnel and finances. Following an hour-long executive session, councilors agreed to raise the salary of Ricky Archer from $1,850 per month to $2,100 per month with agreement to not have further salary changes for a year. Another full-time officer will be added beginning Oct. 23rd at the rate of $1,600 per month.
Councilors agreed to reevaluate the new officer’s salary following a relocation into Boswell. Upon a motion by Steve VanSickle, both motions were approved.
The city’s existing water wells were an item of discussion within the PWA meeting. Wells will be kept as is under a grandfather clause until the property would change hands. If the property changes hands by sale or rental, a meter will be added.
The turning off of water during vacations was a matter for discussion, resulting in a change in the current city policy. There will be a $15 fee for both turning off and turning back on water during the absence of the occupant. The meter will then be locked. Recent leaks resulting in flooding brought the need for the decision.
A dog kennel along with methods of animal control in neighboring towns has been researched. The council voted to table the matter until the complete report could be made by council member Archie Farmer.
The transfer of city property to industrial funds was up for consideration.
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