Timpson City Council votes to retain two police officers


The Timpson City Council met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. After opening the meeting, Mayor Debra Smith cleared the Council room, and the Council went into closed session. The items under discussion include ed two proposed budgets for the year: one maintaining a police force in Timpson with only one officer; and the other, with two police officers. The Council reconvened at 6 p.m. in open session. Mayor Smith then went over the two proposed budgets, pointing out the merits of each (copies of the budget can be seen at the City Office).

Item #2 on the Agenda dealt with the possibility of personnel changes within the Police Department due to the proposed General Budget for 2019-2020. After considering the various aspects of the budgets, Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Allen moved to accept the budget that would retain two police officers for the City of Timpson. Charleston Johnson seconded the motion, and the Council voted unanimously to approve the motion. Ordinance 20190919-1 was passed to adopt the proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Item #3 on the Agenda was also approved: to have the 2013 Police Department Tahoe to be repaired by David’s Auto & Diesel Repair. It was determined that new tires would be purchased, and the front end aligned, so that two vehicles would be available for use.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:18 p.m.

The Timpson Police Department is staffed by Police Chief Kent Graham, Timpson Police Officer Michelle Ashworth, and Timpson Reserve Officers, Adam Renfro and Jake Metcalf.