Lake Lure hires new police officer

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 04:53 AM

The Town of Lake Lure approved the hiring of a new police officer Tuesday night during the regular business meeting of Town Council.

Ryan Bailey, who has been a reserve office for Lake Lure for nine months, was hired full-time to replace an officer no longer with the department, Chris Braund, town manager said.

Braund said the town traditionally uses its reserve officers as many hours as possible and if jobs become available in the department "they are already trained."

Also Tuesday night, council approved the amendments to the Lake Structures regulations;

Approved changes to the town limits map that cleaned up some old mapping errors;

Received a presentation on curbsiderecycling options. 

In the town manager's report, Braund said new Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's) with some new software have been distributed to the staff.

 "This should get our officers where they need to be when patrolling our area, giving them tools for running backgrounds and for mapping out calls when needed," Braund said.

Braund also reported the hydro-generating plant produced $62,000 in revenue in February.

He also reported the turbine bearing on generator one had to be replaced, which was a lengthy process.

The town continues to work on community branding with Chimney Rock Village and area festivals, Braund also reported.