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RB council tables police chief appointment

By Staff
Melissa Cason
RED BAY – The Red Bay City Council tabled discussions of the police chief appointment due to the absence of Councilman David Tiffin and so that more candidates can be found.
"We don't have an agenda," Mayor Bobby Forsythe said. "We want to make sure we continue to have a great department and a great chief."
Councilman Mike Stockton said the council felt like it would be the best to wait since there were more applicants interested in the position.
"Word has just now really gotten out that we are taking applications for the position," Stockton said.
The council said they have no timetable as to when a permanent chief will be named.
The other appointments were municipal judge, B.T. Gardner at $500 per month; city prosecutor, Brian Hamilton at $400 per month; city attorney, Roger Bedford at $400; fire chief, Bud Strickland; street and sanitation department supervisor, Wayne Simms at current salary; and city clerk, Linda Holcomb at current salary.
Police Chief Pat Creel declined comment on the matter.
In other business, the council voted to:
David Tiffin and Charlene Fancher will serve as the police department committee, and Brad Bolton and Mike Kennedy will serve as the street and sanitation committee.
In closing remarks, Bolton asked that the city help with the Lion's Club Christmas project.
The organization provides clothing to children, and fruit baskets for senior citizens. The council voted to donate $500 to this effort.
The next regular council meeting will be held Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.