By Leah Williams
The Nashville City Council approved the purchase of software improvements to its lawman software services during its regular meeting on Thursday, February 7.
Police Chief Brian Fletcher informed the council members that the report logging system is being used by both the police department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He said all calls for service are brought into the WCSO dispatch and then the Nashville police are sent to respond to the calls. Afterward, Nashville officers are then having to type in information into the system for a second time.
He added that by combining the two law enforcement agencies, the departments will be able to work together more efficiently.
“We are pretty much wasting some time and resources re-entering information that has already been entered,” Fletcher said.
The council agreed to pay up to $7,000 for the system upgrade, which will allow the Nashville police department to see all the information that had been entered by the dispatchers.
In other police department news, the council tabled a decision for a new officer hire until a later date.
Streets Supervisor Rich Schuette told the council that there was an update to the railroad crossing repair needed on North Mill Street. The company that will make the repairs contacted Schuette and informed him about a new way of making the repairs. The repairs are expected to begin in 10 to 12 weeks.
The 2019 Motor Fuel Tax appropriation was approved in the amount of $154,456.50. Schuette said this year is one of the city’s “big years” as far as oil, chipping and repairs to its streets.
The council approved up to $1,200 for light bulbs and the use of a scissor machine to replace lights needed in the street department building.
The January recycling report included 242 residents who utilized the service. There was approximately 14,560 pounds, or 7.28 tons, collected. The upcoming all-trash days will be held on May 4, 8 and 11 with the recycling truck present on May 4 and 11.
The council approved the purchase of carbon from Brentag Mid-South for a total of $34,100. The bulk purchase will save the city money, the council said.
A $500 donation to Simply the Best was also approved.
Sealed bids will be taken for a mobile home at 193 North Bryan Street and for agricultural farming land located across from the water plant. The packets for the bids are now available for pickup at city hall, and interested persons have until Feb. 20 to submit their bids.
The next city council meeting will be held on Feb. 21.