MEETING 01/27/14 (Advisory Boards, Personnel Policy Handbook, CPD
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City Council Approves New Advisory Board Members
Calli Price, January 28, 2014
The Chillicothe City Council met for their regular bi-monthly meeting
Monday evening in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Mayor Chuck Haney made several recommendations for city advisory boards.
Brooks Macoubrie and Brian Sherrow were both approved to serve on the
Golf Advisory Board. Macoubrie has several years of experience with golf
courses, having worked for a golf course in Columbia during his college
years and then working with the PGA Tour out of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sherrow, principal of Chillicothe High School, worked for Green Hills Golf Course
in the past for six years and is a Chillicothe native. Second Ward
Councilman Wayne Cunningham said that both Sherrow and Macoubrie would be
great additions to the golf board. "With their knowledge in golf business...
I''m excited to have people like this on the board," Cunningham said.
Haney added that he was proud of the two additions to the golf board and
said that there would be another position to fill on the Golf Advisory
Board soon due to a current member's term expiring in a few weeks.
Kevin Cumby was approved to serve on the
Railroad Advisory Board. Cumby had served on the board in the
past but moved away from Chillicothe for awhile and had to resign. He recently returned to Chillicothe and
expressed interest in serving on the board again. Cumby said he has
experience and knowledge that he can bring to the board and he looks
forward to serving. "I think the railroad is a great tool that Chillicothe
has for economic development, and I think we should make the maximum use of
it. I hope to be able to contribute to that," Cumby said. Haney also
said another vacancy on the Railroad Advisory Board will be advertised sometime next month.
Dr. Jon Cole, who serves on the Planning and Zoning Board, was approved to
also serve on the Board of Adjustments. Cole said he has done contracting
work for several years and feels it will be beneficial to be on both
boards. "It's another chance for me to try and help the city to
develop," Cole said.
In other business Monday evening, council members approved that
employees of CMU will receive the same golf pass benefits as city employees. This
benefit includes 50 percent off regular golfing prices for employees and
their immediate family members. Third Ward Councilman Tom Douglas said he
thinks it is a good idea. "They're all employees of
Chillicothe," Douglas said. "They should have the same privileges that all the other (city)
Also Monday, the
personnel policy handbook for city employees was reviewed and changes were approved by
the council. City Administrator Ike Holland said he has been working recently to update the handbook because it had
not been updated since 2009. Holland also said that the main changes in
the handbook include adding policies such as prohibiting talking on a cell
phone while driving, but that most policies in the handbook stayed the
same. Holland added that changing the wording to clarify the policies is
another thing he has been addressing.
Chuck Greever of the Codes Department was scheduled to discuss the
permit fee schedule for 2014, but the discussion will be moved to the next
The council then moved to executive session, where the
resignation letters of two Chillicothe police officers, Capt.
Tony Kirkendoll and Sgt. April Locke, were accepted by the council.
The next city council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Resign from Police Force
January 28, 2014
Chillicothe City Council members on Monday evening accepted the
resignations of two police officers, with their resignations to be
effective immediately. Those resigning were Capt. Tony Kirkendoll and Sgt. April Locke.
Kirkendoll has been with the force for 14 years and was promoted to
captain in 2009. Locke has been with the force since 2006 and was promoted
to sergeant in 2012.
No reasons were given as to their resignations. The council unanimously
accepted their resignations during their executive session Monday evening
at City Hall. Police Chief Rick Knouse presented the letters to the
council. "With their departure, the police chief and myself will be reorganizing
and looking at all options as to how we go forward," said City
Administrator Ike Holland.