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
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
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),"
"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.