The Midway City Council at its April meeting announced it will continue to look for applicants to fill an additional police officer position.
After advertising the job opening, interviewing applicants and holding two city council closed-door personnel sessions, Midway was unable to hire an officer and is re-launching the recruitment effort.
Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington said the opening is being advertised in the Coastal Courier and is posted on the city of Midway’s website. The council voted unanimously to reject the recommendations of its interview panel and reopened the search for a police officer.
The council funded the additional police slot in its current budget at the request of Chief Kelli Morningstar, who said the additional officer would improve the community’s police protection and reduce overtime.
Also at the meeting, Washington announced that LaKretia Clancy had been named Miss Midway in the competition recently conducted in connection with the Midway Day festival. Contestants raised $2,505 in donations for the American Institute for Cancer Research.
In other business, the council:
• approved the reappointment of Allen Brown and Robert Stokes to the council of the Coastal Regional Commission. Brown is chairman of the Liberty County Development Authority and Stokes is a member. The 10-county CRC is a planning agency for the coastal Georgia area.
• heard discussions pertaining to a new church proposed for a site on Highway 84, its water-sharing agreement with the development authority and the Coastal Georgia Greenway along Highway 17, but tabled these matters.
The regular schedule for Midway’s council calls for a formal session at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and an informal work session at 9 a.m. on each fourth Monday.