Midway is looking for a new police officer to fill a vacant slot. Chief Kelli Morningstar told the Midway City Council Monday that she is trying to limit overtime and needs to fill the already-budgeted position.
Morningstar said her officers are wanting to plan vacations as summer approaches and one is attending college. Morningstar also said her department is receiving numerous theft complaints, particularly reports of prescription drugs being stolen.
She said residents should keep prescription drugs safely locked up.
Repair of the large potholes along Butler Street is moving ahead, Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. said, but the city needs to document the permission of adjoining property owners to work on potholes that may be on private property. The property line between the city’s Butler Street right-of-way and the parking area for business facing the street is not well defined.
One of the largest potholes apparently straddles the property line.
Clancy said, “I had wanted to wait until the city attorney was on board, but . . . . “ Midway has been without a city attorney since January. City Clerk Lynnette Cook-Osborne is advertising for a new city attorney and reported that two people had expressed interest in the position.
Councilwoman Clemontine Washington said the city should prepare for residents to be able to call in and report problems like potholes so that a list of needed repairs can be developed.