JAMESTOWN – Mayor Sam Teresi has yet to make an appointment to fill a long-vacant city constable position, but says one could be forthcoming next month.
For the past several months a group of landlords and representatives in the city have asked the mayor to fill a vacancy in it three constable positions to help serve eviction paperwork and other legal documents with tenants.
The city charter says there shall be three constables appointed by the mayor but currently only two individuals are on the list.
During the Jamestown city council meeting on Monday night, Real Estate Investors Association of Jamestown president Harold Whitford appeared before the council for the third consecutive month, voicing his frustration for there not being an appointment from the mayor.
Following the voting session, Teresi said that he is still vetting candidates, but has kept the city council updated on the process.
He added that an appointment could be made in September.
During last night’s voting session, the city council approved the sale of 37.5 acres of land Jamestown Community College owns at 2835 Curtis St. Extension in the town of Ellicott. JCC wants to sell the property for no less than $285,000 but must first receive approval from its community partners, which include the city and Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
The council also approved an agreement with the Jamestown Public Schools to provide three school resource officers in the amount of $98,000 per officer for the school year.
The mayor and council members also spent several minutes thanking various members of the community and the city workforce for helping with several recent events, including the playground build at Chadakoin Park, the Babe Ruth World Series, and the Lucille ball Comedy Festival, as well as for helping to ready the city for the Labor Day Celebration at Bergman Park.
And the city announced that it would be holding its September voting session at a special location – inside the pavilion at Chadakoin Park, as a way to promote better outreach within the community. That meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24.