Photo by Barry BurlesonThe Holly Springs Board of Aldermen recently approved the purchase of two more SkyCop cameras for the city.
SkyCop cameras in use
The Holly Springs Police Department is making use of SkyCop surveillance cameras in selected areas of the city.
The cameras have good resolution and have already helped solve some robberies, according to Capt. Daryl Bowens.
The cameras operate in real time and areas can be observed either at the police station or from an officer’s cell phone, Bowens said.
The board of aldermen authorized the purchase of two additional SkyCop cameras during the recent meeting.
In other business, the board of aldermen:
• approved an Autism Awareness Walk April 14 at 10 a.m. at Sam Coopwood Park.
• approved an Adopt-A-Street application from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
• authorized a pay scale adjustment and move up to Apprentice Lineman 2 for four Holly Springs Utility Department employees.
• promoted Ben Ivester from lieutenant to captain at the fire department.
Also, Dan Quick was promoted to training officer and the board approved hiring Leland Reed as assistant fire chief in the Holly Springs Fire Department. Reed, previously the fire chief in Byhalia, is already certified in code enforcement and as a fire inspector, according to Rodney Crane, chief of the department.
• authorized payment of $41,789 to PNC Equipment Finance for lease payment of a fire truck.
• approved payment of $68,770 to the Mississippi Municipal Worker’s Compensation Group.
• authorized $5,000 payable to New Hope Village.
• passed a resolution authorizing and directing the issuance of Electric System Revenue Bonds of $3 million for the upgrade of the Ashland Substation.
• authorized robotics classes for June 18-22.
The board also authorized travel for:
• Tracy Shaw and Lakisha Boga to attend the Mississippi Water and Pollution Control Operator’s Association in Biloxi.
• Rodney Crane to attend the Mississippi Fire Investigators Association in Oxford.
• Rodney Crane and Kevin White to attend Mississippi Partners in Preparedness Summit in Biloxi.