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Center Point Town Marshal 'doing a fine job'

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Ken Wilkins
CENTER POINT -- According to town officials, Town Marshal Ken Wilkins is already on duty in Center Point.

At the town's Tuesday meeting, officials said Wilkins is now patrolling the streets while also taking time to attend Indiana Law Enforcement Academy classes in Plainfield.

"He's doing a fine job," Council President Roy Smith said. "But he is issuing warnings."

Wilkins was not at Tuesday's meeting.

Smith told town residents at the meeting the council had received applications from citizens expressing interest in serving as volunteer reserves under Wilkins.

In addition, since the town had not had a Marshal for quite some time, no ticket books were available for Wilkins when he began patrolling.

However, Smith said Wilkins had informed him Clay City Police Chief Terry Skaggs recently donated a ticket book to the town and the town will order new ticket books.

Wilkins was officially hired as Center Point Town Marshal in September. He will continue to attend classes at the academy until the middle of December, Smith said.

Meanwhile, the council approved Resolution 10-2008, authorizing the transfer of a law enforcement vehicle from the City of Brazil to Center Point.

According to the resolution, The Brazil City Police Department has a vehicle that is no longer needed for patrolling. The town, according to the resolution, will purchase the vehicle from BCPD for $1.

The council voted 2-0 in favor of the resolution. Council member Cindy Gray was unable to attend Tuesday's meeting.

In other business, the council:

* Learned that no progress had been made on the Hendrickson sidewalk,

* Learned that no progress had been made regarding a hole on South Street,

* Learned that alarms had been indicating seal problems at the sewer pump lift station,

* Approved a measure to advertise for positions of Grade DSM Water Distribution System Operator, open effective January 2009. The deadline to receive bids for the position is Oct. 29, 2008.

* Approved a measure to conduct annual maintenance bids for sewer pumps, and

* Set up Trick-or-Treat nights and hours. Children who will participate in Trick-or-Treating for Halloween will able to do so Thursday, Oct. 30, and Friday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.

The council meets regularly on the first Tuesday of each month at town hall. Its next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4.



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