At a meeting of the Lynch City Council on Tuesday, Police Chief Mike Nunley reminded citizens to continue using the new police tip line as a tool in letting the police department know about illegal activities in the city of Lynch. He said this is the season when crime seems to pick up and he is grateful for the steady flow of reports he has been receiving from concerned citizens.
To use the police department tip line you may email your reports at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nunley went on to say he is working to get the Lynch Neighborhood Watch program under way.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a crime prevention program that stresses education and common sense. It teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. In addition, it provides citizens with the opportunity to make their neighborhoods safer and improve the quality of life. Neighborhood Watch groups typically focus on observation and awareness as a means of preventing crime and employ strategies that range from simply promoting social interaction and “watching out for each other” to active patrols by groups of citizens.
Nunley said a meeting is being planned for June for anyone interested in participating in Lynch’s new Neighborhood Watch Program.
Council members complimented the police department on their work for the city.
“They are doing an outstanding job,” said Taylor Hall.
City Clerk Erica Eldridge reported she had received reports from the community about the excellent job the police department is doing in the city of Lynch.
After going into executive session, council members returned and approved the extension of Nunley’s contract as police chief for an additional four years.
Councilwoman Ann Carr asked that grass and weeds throughout the city, particularly on Church Street, be cut and mowed. She said she had received calls from residents concerned with the fire department’s access to fire hydrants because of the high weeds.
Maintenance department supervisor Chris Adams said city workers are out mowing and cutting weeds throughout the city.
In giving her monthly report to council members, Water Plant Operator Wendy Brashears reported she will attend training for her Class III water plant operator’s license in July after rescheduling in April because of personal reasons. Carr reminded Brashears to keep her paperwork up to date for EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) inspections. Brashears said she is preparing for a survey, which will have to be completed in August for the EPA.
Mayor Johnny Adams told council members the city is having a problem with an in-flow water meter. He said if it has to be replaced the cost will be approximately $1,400.
In other council action Adams reported a contract was accepted from Joseph Jones Contracting, of Cumberland, to do work needed on their energy efficiency grant. The contract amount accepted was $14,200.
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