Rainsville Police Department hires new officer
September 7, 2016 Share

Rainsville Police Department hires new officer

By C. Campbell, Staff Writer

cody@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Following the approval of a motion at the Rainsville City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the Rainsville Police Department is hiring a new officer, Anthony Austin.

The council also approved buying out his contract from the Cullman Police Department for the total of $1,000.

“His background checks out, and he seems like he’ll be a decent hire,” said Rainsville Police Chief Johnny Stewart.

Other changes in the Rainsville PD approved at the council meeting included promoting Kevin Smith to an investigator, and hiring David Snay to the force.

In addition to approving the new hires and promotions in the Rainsville Police Department, the council took up the following business as well:

  • Approved a motion for money for the Rainsville Fire Department to repair one of the ladder trucks at an estimated cost of around $200, perform annual service and testing on the fire trucks at $750 per truck, and purchasing fire prevention materials for $2,000, namely literature for preschool and elementary aged students.
  • Approved a motion, allowing the Rainsville Fire Department to spend up to $5,000 to purchase Sparky the Fire Dog for October, which is Fire Prevention Month.
  • Approved a motion, setting up a budget workshop for the City Council to begin on Monday, September 12th.
  • Approved a motion, paying Kazmier, Inc., $1,562.32 for their work replacing and calibrating sensors at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Approved a motion, allowing for land on George Wallace Drive near Robertson Chapel Methodist Church to be rezoned from Low Density Residential to General Commercial.
  • Approved a motion, empowering Mayor Jones to sign the certification on Pines Subdivision.
  • Approved a motion to pay the city’s bills presented by the city clerk.
  • Reminded those in attendance that Plainview’s Homecoming Parade would be this Thursday at 4 PM.

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