Marion City Council to Deal with Police Dept. and Personnel Items at Special Meeting Today

MARION – A few items dealing with the Marion Police Department are on the agenda as the Marion City Council will hold a special meeting this afternoon at 3 at City Hall.

The council is expected to discuss and possibly act on hiring Dustin Lawrence and Clay Brinkley as patrolmen with Lawrence to start April 6 and Brinkley to start April 7.

Another item deals with the purchase of two new patrol vehicles and equipment not to exceed $70,000. This will be financed through First Southern Bank at 2.9 percent for 3 years.

In other business, the council will discuss and possibly approve the hiring of Allison Hasler as Community Program Director effective May 1, Tim Stotlar as Code Enforcement Director and approve the selection of John H. Crawford & Associates, P.C. proposal to provide 2019 Housing Rehab Grant – Projected Delivery and Rehab Administrative Services, approve the creation of Public Works Superintendent and promote Brent Cain to that position effective July 1, and approve the creation of Water Field Supervisor and promote Cliff Hogue, Jr. to that position effective July 1.

Due to the Governor’s stay at home order, social distancing requirements and prohibition of any gatherings of more than 10 people. City Hall is closed to the public.

The city has set up a phone number for the public to call in so they may attend the meeting. The number is 408-418-9388. There will be an access code you will need to enter. It’s 627 481 915. The meeting password is MarionIL.