Geneva Police and South Adams agree on resource officer

Posted on Jul 3, 2013

Geneva Town Council approved an agreement between South Adams Schools and the Geneva Police Department at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Geneva Police will cover the use of the officer during summer months, but during the school year, South Adams Schools will pay Geneva for the staffing of the officer at the school.
“I’m excited that we’re going to continue having the officer,” said South Adams superintendent Scott Litwiller of the agreement.
Geneva Town Marshal Rob Johnson said that the school’s financial obligation would begin in August and continue until school lets out in May.
“Now I want to get into negotiations with the safety board about a permanent solution to this,” said Johnson.
Johnson said there are two possible solutions that are at least being considered. One is a house bill that could solve the problem and the other is some grant money that Johnson said is supposed to be somewhere out there.
Water Department superintendent Steve Hampshire reported that progress continues to be made in securing improvements and modifications to the Rainbow Road lift station for storm water. Hampshire said that pipes have been delivered and the proper pumps are available. It was reported that new six inch lines will almost double the capacity of four inch lines.
Clerk-Treasurer Bill Warren reported that proposed property taxes for 2014 include $440,182 for property tax and $206,507 for other revenue, totaling proposed appropriations of $621,796.
Council members heard the first reading of an ordinance to fix wages and salaries for 2014 for Town Council, Clerk Treasurer, Town Manager, Town Marshal, Deputy Clerk-treasurer, Deputy Town-Marshal, Utility Clerk and other employees the Town of Geneva, payable from the General Fund.
In other matters, council:
_ gave its nod to training sessions for individuals over age 17 who are to be trained in hazmat, firefights 1 and 2, first aid and CPR.
_ heard from the Fire Department that an old bell used at the station is being called out as a memorial to the station
_ was informed about a fireworks display at Amishville
_ approved securing the services of Republic for continued trash removal

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