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City to add new position


The City of Kimball plans to hire a Community Service Officer to assist the Kimball Police Department with tasks such as abatement processes and stray dog calls.

“We are going to ramp up our abatement processes,” Kimball Mayor Keith Prunty said. “This officer will be responsible for making abatement letters and tracking them.”

The CSO will be a part-time position, according to Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean.

The force, with four full-time and three part-time officers, finds that much of their time is needed for higher priority calls.

“I am so excited to get this position,” Chief Andy Bremer said.

In addition to identifying junk or unlicensed vehicles, the CSO will have to be well versed on city codes and the Universal Building Code, which Kimball uses to determine structure safety.

“You would need some good common sense, and need to be able to understand and interpret the codes and apply them,” Dean said. We need someone who has the right personality to interact with the public in a positive way but they need to be firm and hold folks accountable.”


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