Carlisle council hires deputy town marshal; HWC reports on stormwater drainage study

The Carlisle Town Council officially hired Ryan Bottoms as its deputy

town marshal during their monthly meeting last Tuesday.

The council emphasized that while this hire is for the deputy

position, they are also laying the groundwork for him to replace

current town marshal Jerry Mize in the future.

"(Bottoms) will be a deputy and when Jerry decides to retire, and then

he will move up to town marshal," council president Azalia Barfield

said, noting, "We interviewed several people."

According to the council, Bottoms has a military background. He is

currently in the U.S. Marines reserves and a student at Ivy Tech

Community College.

The council approved the hiring of Bottoms in a 3-0 vote — Clint

Durall and Harold Hatfield also voting in favor. Barfield noted the

hiring of Bottoms is subject to his passing a lie detector test and

drug testing.

The council then approved an amendment to the town's salary ordinance,

listing the deputy town marshal salary as $653.85 per week.

"This is starting pay and as he progresses (there will be increases),"

Barfield said.

"We are happy to have him," echoed both Durall and Hatfield afterward.

The council also received an update on a drainage study being

conducted by HWC Engineering for the town of Carlisle.

Bryan Grotz, HWC's Storm Water Group Lead, explained via several

visual aids concerning the Carlisle water system.

The study identified several problem areas, including SR 58 from east

to park improvements, railroad and SR 58 improvements, Eaton Street

improvements, Saline Street improvements, Turman Street and SR 58

improvements, North Alexander Street improvements, Singer Street and

SR 58 improvements, South Alexander Street improvements, school outlet

tile rehabilitation, Eaton Street beneficiaries and Saline Street


Grotz said part of the study is to find funding sources for any

projects, including through Transportation and Storm funding and SWIF

(Storm Water Infrastructure Funding.

The council and HWC will narrow down its options at future meetings.

In other business, the council officially adopted the town's 2022 budget.


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