The Jefferson City Council met Tuesday night in regular session.

The Council approved hiring Ashley Wilson as a police officer with a starting salary of $42,554 and Dennis Hammen as the new parks and recreation director with a starting salary of $52,000. They also appointed Larry Teeples to the airport commission. Additionally, the Council approved a 28E agreement with Greene County to pay $25,000 for dispatching services with the County Sheriff’s office. Currently the City doesn’t have a dedicated dispatcher and receives all services through the County Sheriff’s office for free.

The Council also approved a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of $648,000 to relocate a county road for the runway extension project at the airport. The second reading to change an ordinance for automated trash pickup was also approved, and the third reading was waived by the Council. The Council’s committee assignments were then approved as presented, along with a phase II facade grant of $3,081 to install a new facade on the Habitat for Humanity building.

Finally, the Council set the priority budget workshop for the end of the Council meeting on September 24th. Mayor Criag Berry then made a proclamation that August 11th-17th is America Wind Energy Week.