CLYMER —Borough council increased the hours and wage of its part-time police officer at Tuesday’s meeting, providing “more of a presence” of law enforcement, according to borough manager Rob Barto.
Officer David Clawson will be paid $10 per hour, an increase of $1 per hour, Barto said. Council also authorized an increase of his hours from 20 per week to 30.
The increases correspond with the conclusion of Clawson’s probationary period of employment that ended July 22.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council voted to restrict use of wooded areas in the walking trail from 15th to Penn streets from dusk until dawn.
The restrictions are effective immediately.
The area will also be patrolled in the evening to deter crimes.
Recently there have also been problems there with unauthorized use of recreational motor vehicles on the trail, Barto said.
In other business, council:
• Announced the Indiana Rotary Club will issue Clymer a $4,000 grant for a batting cage contingent upon the success of the group’s annual Luxury Raffle in the fall, Barto said. The batting cage would likely be installed at the Little League field.
“That will be a nice addition to the recreation program here in Clymer,” he said.
• Authorized the streets committee to purchase a Z Turn lawnmower not to exceed a cost of $13,000.