Clay votes for second full-time deputy
By Lee Weyhrich
The Clay City Council on Monday voted to hire another full-time sheriff’s deputy to patrol the streets.
The city currently has one full-time officer. The cost of both contract deputies would be roughly the same as the city paid before for part-time deputies — $84,000 per year.
The job will be posted with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and will go through the Jefferson County Personnel Board.
Once the job is posted, it will take up to 30 days for the deputy to begin work.
The council also discussed a deal with the city of Trussville for used police cars to be used by reserve deputies.
Trussville is reducing the number of older cars in their fleet as they move toward the issuance of their new Chevrolet Tahoes that run on compressed natural gas. There is currently only one vehicle owned by the city of Clay for deputy use.
In order to quell safety concerns, the city may install speed bumps and a new stop sign in the Steeplechase neighborhood. The city has had issues with speeding in the neighborhood.