Waldron revises police contract with Don Thompson 10.31

Written by David Green.

Waldron village council members met in a special meeting Monday night to approve a change in the contract for code enforcer Don Thompson.

The six-month trial contract, retroactive to Oct. 1, calls for Thompson to focus his efforts on the enforcement of village code, but also to serve as a police officer when he is on call.

Thompson will use his own vehicle in Waldron, will carry a firearm owned by the village and will have wear a Waldron Police patch on his uniform.

The change in the contract came at the request of Hillsdale County undersheriff Jeremiah Hodshire. Thompson will serve as Hillsdale County deputy. He also serves as a full-time officer in Morenci.

Thompson will be paid $15 an hour, with a minimum of three-hours for each visit.

At the Oct. 9 regular meeting, council members voted unanimously to appoint trustee Rick Bays as street administrator and to pay him $400 annually. In the past, street administrator fell under the duties of the village clerk.

Council members also unanimously voted to retain Charles Meade as village assessor and to increase his pay to $500 annually.

Former village president Harold Douglas appointed as president pro tempore to serve when the new president, Richard Buck, is absent.

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