By ERIC SCHAADT
McCOMB — Village Council gave a first reading Monday to an ordinance to establish an auxiliary police force in McComb.
The ordinance, which will require two more readings before council can enact it, would allow the police chief to add two or three auxiliary police officers.
A similar auxiliary force was in place during the 1970s and 1980s, according to village officials.
“I’m just asking you to give us a try,” Police Chief Greg Smith said of the proposal Monday.
One duty of the auxiliary force could be to work at high school events, village officials said. The auxiliary force, Smith said after the meeting, would be non-paid, certified officers.
In other matters, park and swimming pool items required council’s attention.
The concrete at one shelter house at the park has been torn out, while a new shelter has been shipped.
Also, old caulking at the swimming pool will be removed and new caulking will be applied.
And the village wants more applicants for lifeguards and manager for the swimming pool this summer.
In other business, council:
- Held a closed executive session to discuss personnel matters.
- Sent a letter to a Cherry Street resident who has violated a junk property law.