Williamsburg to apply for stimulus funds for police

Williamsburg Police Department concerns were addressed when council met on Thursday, March 12.

Mayor Mary Ann Lefker and Chief Michael Gregory reported that they will be submitting a request for an additional full-time police officer for the village through the federal stimulus package.

“An additional officer would be 100 percent funded for two years,” said Chief Gregory. “After that the village would have to pick up the funding.”

Auxiliary officer Jillian Rudd was sworn-in by Mayor Lefker. Lefker also read a letter of resignation from part-time officer Geoffrey Lucas. Council approved his resignation as of March 23. In a letter of recommendation from Police Chief Gregory, council members approved changing the status of auxiliary officer Michael Borchers to that of part-time officer.

Mayor Lefker reported that the village is working with the school regarding funding for an officer but that the details were not all in place.