Monday, January 14, 2013
The Delmar Police Commission January 2013
The police have received money from several grants totally over $85K. One grant from Sussex County for $25K is being used to buy a new police car. The choice was between a Dodge Charger at $22K or a Chevy Tahoe at over $25K. Happily Mayor Houilhan spoke up for spending less instead of spending more it will be the Charger, people. He also explained that the motions made at the Police commission are really just recommendations to the joint council not the finally say on the matter.
Another grant for $19,695 will go for camera in the parks. Another $5K grant will go for a smartboard in the police training room (dumb idea, give them a blackboard and a piece of chalk). A $4K grant will go for Police Overtime. Finally a $30,500 grant for video cameras in the police car.
Again the school traffic flow problem was discussed. Again no one was totally pleased
with it. Reminds you of that old Ricky Nelson song "Garden party."
But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself
The Delmar police responded to what they thought was a drug overdose to someone under 18 years of age who was unresponsive . Turned out once the person was in the hospital it was a very aggressive bacterial disease. Beware
As I said at 7 PM they went into executive session and judging from the people who were staying for it we may be in for another cost overrun on the police department project.