Middlebury Police Department inspected by town council, public

Inspection showed the police department’s officers, uniforms and equipment.

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.

The Middlebury Police Department held a formal inspection for the Middlebury Town Council and the public on May 19.

All seven full-time officers and nine reserve officers were presented in full uniform, as well as the department’s eight cars and five bicycles, so that the council and the public could inspect the condition of the police department’s uniforms, vehicles and weapons.

Marshal McCloughen introduced each officer to the council members. Deputy Aaron Smartt and Deputy Cleo Sheppard were recognized for noticing a man who was having a stroke and taking quick action that saved his life. The department also gave police commissioner, Jack Kortie, a special award for his service to the police department.

The inspection was held at the conclusion of the Middlebury Town Council meeting.

In other business, the council approved a pay application for the wastewater treatment plant improvements to Fetters Construction for $567,670.50.

They awarded the contract for replacing one of the town’s wells to Ortman Drilling and Water Services of Kokomo for $137,125. The council also approved design and construction engineering services with Jones, Petrie and Rafinski for the well project at a cost of $14,000.

The Essenhaus and Legett and Platt in substantial compliance to the terms agreed to for tax abatements they’ve received from the town.

The council approved an ordinance and an amended detailed plan unit development plan for Jayco for a new 34,000 square foot manufacturing and pre-delivery inspection facility.


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