A new Chief of Police for the city of Aberdeen was put into office Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the regular council meeting. Council members present were Alan Summers, Craig Wampler, Karalee Krehbiel-Bonzon, Brian Schneider, Denise Wahlen and Mary Leisy.
Charles Carroll was sworn in as the Chief of Police, replacing Ray Dalling who retired. Mayor Larry Barrett said there were three good applications for chief of police and all three of them would have made a good chief. Barrett gave the oath of office to Carroll.
The Aberdeen Police Department gave commendation awards to three boys present, Kolby Beach, Efrain Carrasco and Talon Campau. The award was for the service they provided to a gentleman in trouble. They called 911 and stayed with the man until the police could arrive. They helped comfort the man and one of them even gave up their coat to keep the man warm.
An award was also given to Gary Warner for the service he gave in saving the Partida family from a fire. He was not present for the award.
Bonzon talked about the insurance the city offers to the employees and their dependents. It is very expensive for the employees to put their dependents on but they can’t qualify for other insurance because they have the option to be insured through the city employee. She said St. Anthony has disallowed the option for their employees to insure their dependents and they can get cheaper insurance. Linda Balls, city clerk, said it would cost $1,200 for employees to insure their spouses through the city. The council members approved dropping the option to insure the dependents. Balls said this would be just the medical insurance. The city still has the vision and dental for the families.
Bonzon said she is hoping for a completion date of April 29 for the playground equipment at Posse Park.
Barrett welcomed the Cub Scouts that were present at the meeting.
Wahlen reported that Planning and Zoning had a permit for a day care and some zoning issues they dealt with at the last meeting.
Schneider expressed his appreciation for the young men that were given awards of commendation.
Leisy reported they chose T.O. Engineering of Boise as the engineers for the two projects they are working on for the airport….
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