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New Site arrests up in 2011

Published 7:47pm Tuesday, July 12, 2011

By Jason Johnson

The New Site Police Department has already arrested 30 people this year – the same number of people arrested during all of 2010.

Police Chief John McKelvey released those statistics and others, which were reported by the  Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, at the New Site Council meeting on July 11. In 2009 the New Site Police Department arrested 22 people.

Police Chief John McKelvey discussed the town’s new requirements for registering sex offenders.

As of July 1, via Senate Bill 296, all sex offenders in the state of Alabama must register with the county and city municipalities they reside under, as well as the municipalities for the city and county they are employed in.

The council voted to extend the duties of the Town Clerk and Assistant Clerk so that they may be able to sign off on the sex offender’s forms on behalf of the town of New Site in the future.

The council also discussed replacing the roof on New Site’s water storage building at its regular meeting on July 11.

The shingles discussed would cost $99 each, and the building would require 32 shingles bring the total estimate of the repair to $3,168.

The repairs are still being discussed at this time.

As of Friday July 8, the testing of New Site’s water testing for lead and copper was completed.

In other business, the council discussed Kenny Carter’s $5,200 bid to replace the concrete vault for the Daviston Master Meter. It is the second bid the council has received for the project and as of now has yet to be accepted.