Staff Writer

McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday bade farewell to Village Administrator Kevin Siferd.

Siferd will step down Friday after 13 years in that position.

April 19 is the deadline for candidates to submit resumes to the municipal building.

“I know the job is very difficult,” Mayor Chuck Latta told Siferd. “We wish you well.”

The mayor added that several applications already have been received for the opening.

“Best of luck to you,” Council President Cathy Scroll said.

“I think you’ve done a great job,” Councilman Gordon Myers added.

Separately, the spring curbside pickup of certain yard items is underway in McComb.

Yard waste, bushes and leaves are being collected. Plastic bags won’t be accepted.

Separately, McComb Schools Superintendent Tony Fenstermaker told council that internal and exterior security cameras will be installed at the school at the end of the school year.

Cameras will monitor activity inside the school buildings and may help deter vandalism outside the buildings.

“It’s another line of defense,” Fenstermaker said.

The camera system will be connected to the McComb Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

In other business, council:

• Heard that bids to install Safe Routes to School sidewalks in McComb could be sought this fall.

• Fielded complaints of junk vehicles in the village.

• Was informed that plans are being discussed to hold the Cookie Fest in early August.

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