May 22, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Canon City Daily Record "Police Chief Duane McNeill Resigns"

(Update to this post:  Canon City's release of former Police Chief Duane McNeill's resignation can be found here. Comment ability is now blocked on this post.)

Carie Canterbury:
"Cañon City Police Chief Duane McNeill has submitted his resignation, about six weeks after the city placed him on paid administrative leave following an audit report of the department.

"We will have additional information later in the week on how we plan on moving the police department forward," said Interim City Administrator Doug Dotson during Monday's regular council meeting.

Dotson said he has been working with the department's two captains on developing a plan, which will be brought to the general government committee at an undetermined time.

"We want to involve the community as to what kind of steps we'll be taking to go forward," Dotson said.
McNeill's response to the 24-page audit has not yet been made available to the Daily Record.
Also Monday, Dotson gave an update on the closure of Macon Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets.

The street is scheduled to be closed beginning June 1. The engineering department has developed a Phase 1-closure plan that involves the instillation of movable barriers at each end of the block.

Dotson is meeting with Sunflower Bank representatives to get permission for the city to repaint and reconfigure the traffic flow in the parking lot east of the Cañon City Public Library. The plan would ensure the owner of the bank property would have suitable access to the parking lot long-term.

Dotson also gave an update on the proposed Regional Dispatch Center. He said the committee has been looking at staffing and shift requirements, space requirements, facility safety and security requirements and location options for a combined facility.

"We did look at what it might cost the city to move forward with capital improvements for its own dispatch center, and our IT people had indicated that that expense is probably going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $450,000," he said. "...."  (Read more?  Click title)

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