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7/3/2018 - Greensburg Board of Works Meeting
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The Greensburg Board of Works met Monday evening. Police Chief Brendan Bridges presented the board with a revised Reserve Officer Program. He pointed out that the appointment of reserve police officers gives the administration of the Greensburg Police Department tremendous latitude for special service personnel that could not have otherwise been provided to the community due to budget limitations. Reserve officers would be certified as a law enforcement officer who is appointed to work less than 40 hours a week without compensation and who is vested with the same authority as a full-time Greensburg Police Department Officer, including the authority to bear arms and make arrests. The full policy establishes the chain of command, selection criteria, mandatory training/field training (including pre-basic, reserve road school, field training, and evaluation). Each reserve officer is required to complete a minimum of 20 hours a month, not to exceed 12 hours per shift unless in a designated emergency. The board approved the revised program.
Chief Bridges requested several partial street closures for the Caleb Brown Memorial 5K run/walk to take place on September 22nd with registration beginning at 7:00 am with the event beginning at 8:00 am. Caleb Brown was a Special Olympics athlete who passed away on March 4th, 2018. He was on the Special Olympics Basketball and Bowling teams. Information on the event can be found on "The Caleb Brown Memorial 5K" page on Facebook. Proceeds from the event will go to Decatur County Special Olympics. The board approved the request.
Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith submitted a request for payout 15 to Strand and Associates for $280,170.55. He stated that he expects about four more payments to finish the sewer project. The board approved the payment. Donna Lecher submitted, per policy, the annual pool fill adjustment. The board approved the 2018 adjustment of $2,202.30.
Mayor Dan Manus reported that Greensburg Police Department Officer Devin Moore was involved in an accident resulting in minor injuries to Officer Moore and occupants of another vehicle. He stated that the Board of Works met in special session on June 28th to consider the matter. It was determined that Officer Moore violated policy. It was pointed out that Officer Moore has been a highly competent officer, but used poor judgment in this incident. After discussion, the board approved a 5-day suspension without pay for Officer Moore along with a 90 day suspension of his take home car privileges.
The board will hold its next meeting on August 6th at 5:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.
Tom Flemming-WTRE News
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