King City Police Chief Discussed Department Management At Council Session

King City’s new Chief of Police gave his report to King City’s Board of Aldermen during Monday night’s session.

Cody Child has been hired as King City’s new Chief of Police. He will also serve as the city’s Code Enforcement Officer. During his presentation, Chief Child talked about the structure for the King City Police Department and received permission to use the upstairs apartment over city hall as an evidence room. He has also hired a police officer who will be working 20 to 30 hours per week. Council members approved $750 to cover uniform costs for the police chief. King City is also attempting to incorporate the King City Police Department into the Missouri Local Government Retirement Employees, or LAGERS, program. The process will include a 45-day comment period from the public. The city could adopt a resolution or ordinance for their participation in LAGERS following that 45-day period.

Council members have requested a list of upgrades needed for King City’s Water Plant. King City still has a little over $132,000 left in American Rescue Plan Act funding that could be spent on appropriate projects.

King City residents are also being advised that water meters should be packed with cold weather approaching. It will be the liability of the property residents for water meters damaged due to the weather. There will be notifications on the matter sent out by the City of King City.

The city has been advised that the school commitment to the Batting Cage Project at King City will be received soon. There is still a need for electricity to be brought to the batting cage area.