Here are some tidbits from the Smyrna Town Council's Jan. 17 meeting.
Raise for permanent part-time employees
Smyrna Town Council approved 6-1 on Jan. 17 to give the town’s seven permanent part-time employees a 50-cents-an-hour raise. Mayor Pat Stombaugh voted against the raise.
Appointment to Utility Committee
Robert Merrill was appointed to be the fifth member of the Utility Committee. Councilman Anthony DeFeo - chairman of the Utility Committee - is happy with Merrill joining the committee.
"We've been shopping around for a fifth member and, low and behold he was right under our nose," DeFeo said.
Taubert retires from CAPS program
Smyrna Police Chief Wil Bordley honored retired Citizen's Auxiliary Patrol member Ed Taubert with a plaque at the Jan. 17 council meeting. Taubert was an original member of the Citizen's Auxiliary Patrol when it first began in 2005.
"Today, I have a lot of mixed emotions because we're losing one of our CAP members in Ed Taubert," Bordley said.
The Citizen's Auxiliary Patrol is a program consisted of volunteers who help the Smyrna Police Department in a number of ways such as assisting during parades and property checks among other things.