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December 16, 2019

Franklinton Board of Aldermen Address Police Department Matters

At the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting last Tuesday evening (December 10, 2019), reports
were provided by Public Works Director Reginald McMasters (beginning at 2:50 into video of the meeting), Town Clerk Ellen Waskom (beginning at 13:20 into video of the meeting), Police Chief Justin Brown (beginning at 9:20 into video of the meeting), and Engineer Jay Pittman (beginning at 18:20 into video of the meeting). In addition, the Board referred an application by ALIVE productions to committee for consideration, approved an engagement letter to Minda Raybourn for auditing services, and cancelled the last scheduled meeting of the year for December 24, 2019.

A lengthy discussion was held regarding pay for Franklinton Police Department officers and the department's uniform policy (beginning at 38:00 into view of the meeting). The hourly rate for patrolman was proposed to increase to $14 per hour before certification. Following certification and the probationary period, the hourly rate would increase to $16 per hour. Chief Brown also proposed a change in the uniform policy. In the end, the Board approved both the pay and uniform proposals for the Police Department.

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