• Photo by Ben Woods - Judge Barbara McMillan swearing in Eric Lee as the Linden Police Chief at the Jan. 8 meeting of the Linden City Council.

Eric Lee sworn in as Linden Police Chief

Council passes public city library resolution

Eric Lee was sworn in by Judge Barbara McMillan as the police chief for the City of Linden at the Linden City Council monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 8.
Linden Police Chief Eric Lee was asked by Linden Mayor Burns if he wanted to speak about his first couple of weeks and he had a few work. 
“It’s been a long two weeks, for the first week we did some changes which includes using the secretary department to work a little bit more and she will have more duties and we are going to hire two part time (officers) until we get a full time hired in, we are going to take our time and look at some applicants, basically there has been a lot of catching up because the sergeant  has left and went to work for the school, so without him it has slowed us down a little bit,” said Lee. 
Council accepted the low bid of $119,572.91 for the replacement of the sewer pumps at the Beach Creek sewer processing plant. 
Kyron Browning with   AL Frank Engineering presented the bid before the council and gave his recommendation to accept the bid from Kempco that is out of Texarkana. 
“I have worked successfully with Kempco in the past and recommending awarding the amount of $119,572.91 with contract execution the construction will begin as soon as possible,” said Browning. 
The council also passed a resolution designating 202 S. Main St. as the city library. 
The resolution requires the City of Linden to include the necessary funds for the operation of the library in the cities annual budget. 
The resolution also gave the city administrator the authority to hire a qualified library director to oversee library operations and serve as supervisor of the library department. 

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