The Center Point Town Marshal program is being reinstated two years after it was dissolved and Brazil's Board of Public Works and Safety entered into an agreement to donate items during Tuesday morning's meeting.
"When it was shut down they got rid of the car and all the equipment," Ken Wilkins said. "Now they are wishing they had not shut it down."
Wilkins, who is a Reserve Officer with the Brazil City Police Department, was named Town Marshal during the Center Point Town Council meeting earlier this month and will be sworn in at the September meeting.
However, funding is making the start up of the program a difficult one.
"There is only $2,800 in the budget for the program," Wilkins said. "That is supposed to cover operating costs and pay."
To help out, the board entered into an agreement, per Indiana Code 36-1-11-8, to donate the vehicle currently used by the Planning Department and extra equipment that will be taken off one of the BCPD cruisers. The cruiser will become the new vehicle for the Planning Department.
The board also discussed what to do with the K-9 squad car and unit.
Brazil City Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill was injured during a high-speed pursuit in December and has is still recovering.
"At this point he should be able to come back in about 6-8 weeks," Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison said.
The board's concern came from having K-9 Officer Anya off of work for such an extended period of time.
"We can't afford to lose the service of the dog," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said. "We sent Anya to be evaluated a few weeks ago and it came back good, but she needs some work."
The possibility of "light duty" for Hill was discussed, but was not clearly defined and no decision was made during the meeting.
Since it is ultimately a personnel issue, the board decided to schedule an executive session to discuss the matter further.