Valley Grande Council approves Dallas County Sheriff’s safety services

Published 6:00 am Friday, August 25, 2023

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The Valley Grande City Council approved paying Dallas County Sheriff Deputies $32 an hour to watch over the city.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum and Chief Deputy John Hatfield spoke to the Valley Grande City Council.

Granthum and Hatfield discussed the city council pay its deputies a flat $32 an hour rate to look over the city. The total goes to $64,000 a year and 40 hours a week, starting Oct. 1.

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Hatfield said the salaries for deputies rose under the Granthum administration. Before that, salaries were at $20 an hour.

Hatfield said three deputies watch over Valley Grande during the week and holiday time.

Labbe recommended that the DCSO send invoices. Granthum and Hatfield agreed.

Hatfield said the DCSO will be issuing speeding tickets throughout Valley Grande.

The DCSO has 14 full-time deputies and will be getting new pickup trucks.

The entire council was present on Monday: Mayor Wayne Labbe, council members Sara Day, Jane Harris, Kay Davidson, Robbie Rose and Bruce Hughes.

In other council news:

-The city council approved Resolution 2023-157, to adopt Transportation Plan RAA. The deal calls for money to spend on roads and required to get put in the city budget.

-Resolution 2023-159, to authorize transfer CD account at 5% in Marion Bank.

The next Valley Grande City Council meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. at Valley Grande City Hall. The meeting is scheduled on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday.