Baileyville Hires New Police Officer

Jamie Denbow, the newest addition to Baileyville P.D. (Facebook photo)

By Kaileigh Deacon

 

At the Baileyville Town Council meeting on Monday, July 23rd, the council was informed about the hiring of a new police officer for the Baileyville Police Department. Effective July 30th, Jamie Denbow of Harrington is the newest full-time police officer to join the department. Denbow will be commuting from Harrington where his family will remain.

Denbow comes to Baileyville P.D. with fifteen years of law enforcement experience and a degree in law enforcement. He is not the first in his family to be in law enforcement, he is just the most recent in a line that dates back to service in the 1920s.

The council was presented with plans for upcoming community events by Jamie Bohanon. Bohanon was initially before the council for a request for a road toll that would be held on August 31st for Baileyville’s Octoberfest. The council unanimously approved the road toll.

When talking about the toll, Bohanon provided an update to the council on how the planning for Octoberfest has been going. He advised the council that the committee was roughly two to three weeks ahead of schedule from where they should be planning wise. Bohanon said that there will be a few more inflatables added to the set up they had last year. He also said that some of the events that hadn’t been working would be removed and new events would be added, but otherwise it would stay the same. The Octoberfest event will start October 6th with pageants being held the weekend before.

Bohanon also told the council about plans for holding another slip and slide down Fourth Avenue. The same event was held last summer, and this summer they are getting the event together again. Bohanon said that within the first hour of posting it on Facebook he had offers of donations for food, grills, tarps, a dunk tank and inflatables. The event is scheduled to take place the Sunday of International Festival, August 12th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary School. The event will cost $5 for the day and all the money raised will go to the Woodland Elementary School playground fund.  The Slip and Slide is set to go; however, they are still looking for volunteers to help run things the day of the event. If you would like to volunteer your time, even just a little bit, you can contact Jamie Bohanon at 214-3349.

The Town of Baileyville took steps forward with the fiber broadband project, which had faced a momentary setback in the placement of the housing buildings. Now that the pad sites have been moved back to the primary location, the site has been approved and the buildings are all set to be placed. As of press time, per Town Manager Chris Laughlin, the buildings should be in place.

Councilor Tim Call informed the council that he would be participating on the County Budgetary Advisory Committee. “We’re scratching on the $600,000 mark, so it’s pretty important that we have some people there,” Call said.

 

The next council meeting will be held on August 13th at 5:30 p.m.