• Roger Sims, Journal Staff

La Cygne council hires codes officer, police officer

Updated: Aug 10

LA CYGNE – Over the last couple of months, the La Cygne City Council has been discussing hiring a part-time codes enforcement officer to allow Allison Fox to focus on her duties as a police officer. She has served as part-time police officer and part-time codes enforcement officer.


After reviewing the job description of a codes enforcement officer, the council in June approved posting help-wanted ads for the position.


However, at the council’s July 20 regular meeting, Fox requested meeting in brief closed session with the council on a personnel matter, leaving the meeting shortly after talking with council members.

The council then called additional sessions with Police Chief Tina Fenoughty, emerging finally to vote to advertise for one or two full-time police officers with a closing date of Aug. 2 for applications.

A three-member quorum of the council met in special session on Wednesday, July 28, and following a review of applications for the part-time police officer position, the council voted to accept Fox’s resignation as police officer effective the following day.

They then voted to hire Fox as the city’s part-time codes enforcement officer and zoning administrator at the rate of $16.55 an hour plus some benefits.

Following subsequent executive sessions, the council voted to advertise for a part-time clerk for city hall, and then voted to hire Kolton Carbon as a part-time police officer at a pay rate of $18.75 an hour. Carbon will begin his duties on Aug. 1.

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