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Borough assembly votes against filling second police sergeant position


Mark Jensen

The borough assembly denied Police Chief Jim Kerr's request to advertise and fill a vacant police sergeant position at an assembly meeting last week.

While the borough's 2020 operating budget does allocate funds for the position, assembly members decided not to fill the position, citing uncertainty in the ability to continue funding the $127,224 position in the future.

The assembly increased the millage rate in service area one to 12.3 mills earlier this month as a response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's decision to veto 50 percent of the School Bond Debt Reimbursement funding.

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