Decision deferred in Obion police case

Decision deferred in Obion police case

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 9:03 pm

By JOHN BRANNON
Staff Reporter
The fate of Obion policeman Jimmy Wilson won’t be decided until Oct. 4 when the Obion City Council meets in regular session.
Monday evening, the police committee declined to accept Police Chief Royce Akers’ letter of reprimand to Wilson. Instead, it referred the matter to the city council for action.
Thursday evening, when the city council met at City Hall, Mayor Tammy Foggy told the board of aldermen that copies of documents associated with an Aug. 4 incident involving Wilson would be distributed to board members for them to read and acquaint themselves with the situation.
Akers distributed copies of a formal complaint from Renee Webber, a formal statement by Patti Jennings, and Akers’ letter of reprimand.
Ms. Foggy said the board will make a decision at its Oct. 4 meeting.
In other action Thursday evening, the board discussed two bids for a contract to pave the parking lot at the town’s new police headquarters on West Palestine Street.
Bids were submitted by Cantrell Construction Co. of Oakfield, which bid $16,580, and Frank Climer & Sons of Bells, which bid $17,400.
After discussion, the board voted 6-0 to award the contract to Cantrell, but only if the company adheres to the price quoted in its bid.
Alderman Mike Miller took exception to a statement by Cantrell in its bid. The statement reads, “This price is figured on today’s asphalt price. If the cost of asphalt is over 3 percent before we actually do the work, our price will be adjusted.”
The board agreed with Miller.
If Cantrell increases its price, the contract will be awarded to Frank Climer & Sons.

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