Linden City Council welcomes new officer

New Linden Police Officer Steven Dubbs and LPD Chief Scott McClure.

New Linden Police Officer Steven Dove and LPD Chief Scott McClure.

LINDEN-The City of Linden officially welcomed their newest employee Tuesday afternoon as Officer Steven Dove was embraced graciously by Mayor Charles Moore and the rest of the city council.

Steven Dove, a resident of York, was introduced by Chief of Police, Scott McClure, “I’d like to welcome our new officer, Mr. Steven Dove. He met with the mayor today and, hopefully, he’ll be with us for a long time.” McClure would go on to add that Dove had pretty extensive training the last couple weeks where he learned the streets layout as well as typical procedural protocol. Dove is set to take the helm of his own shift sometime this week.

In other news, The right-of-way acquisition and construction of the industrial access road received the funding needed. As a result, a resolution to begin preliminary engineering plans on the road was brought forth to the council where the motion to pass and move on the resolution was voted unanimously in favor of.

In community related projects, the new chain link fence for Linden Athletic Field should be complete in majority by Thursday afternoon.

CGMoore stated, “There will be fence on both sidelines, the north end zone, and partial south end zone.” The Mayor would go on to add that the field was infested with mole crickets, so much so that an exterminator should be called. “We’ll wait until the end of ball season to address that though.”

Also, the new welcome signs for the City of Linden should be ready in about three weeks the mayor said.

Before the conclusion of the meeting, Councilman Dennis Breckenridge wanted to take a minute to recognize and applaud the response of Fire and Safety departments during last week’s incident, which involved an exploding vehicle just off Highway 43.

“The response and professional handling of everything and everyone was just great,” Breckenridge said.