The battle in Cave City is finally settled. It all began when the Cave City City Council took away police cell phones. They said the phones were being misused for things like dating services but city employees argued the phones were never misused.
The City Council and city employees were also in opposition about the personal use of police vehicles. In Cave City it is all about compromise right now. The city attorney, council members and the mayor came up with a new policy regarding the use of cell phones and police vehicles.
The policy was presented to Cave City residents at a council meeting last night, March 12, 2007, and a written agreement was signed. Mayor Bob Hunt and Councilwoman Carol Ford both agree the agreement is in the best interest of Cave City residents.
“Everybody was ready for something but not quite what happened,” citizen Jack Mueller said.
Especially city employees, they were ready to get their phones and police cars back and they did.
“They’re relieved that a lot of this has died down and so maybe this will smooth things out and things will run smooth from here on out,” Mueller said.
All city employees are eager to get things back to normal and the police department is hoping to keep their chief despite the ordeal.
“Right now it’s questionable, he’s maybe talking about staying on so let’s hope he does,” Coomer said.
Another thing Cave City residents are happy about is keeping their community safe.
“The one thing that I’ve been most concerned over is our participation in the Barren/Edmonson County Drug Task Force and to hear Councilman Esters agree with Councilman Ford that we should stay with the Drug Task Force was very pleasing to hear,” said Pam Hunt, Cave City clerk and treasure.
Hunt also said the lack of communication between city employees and city council led to their unsuccessful relationship.
“I think that there can be a good working relationship and if they communicate with each other I don’t see why we can’t continue to progress and grow,” Mueller said.
As with Cave City workers, Mueller wants what every Cave City resident wants to move forward.
“I hope we’re going to get some good managed growth, we’re going to bring good jobs to the area and in general Cave City will continue to be a great place to live,” Mueller said.
To see a copy of the Cave City policy, click here.