Charlottesville City Council: Police Vests, Belmont Parking, Interim Clerk of Council Appointed
Charlottesville city councilors approved a grant for police ballistic vests, gave the OK to new parking regulations for the Belmont neighborhood, and appointed an interim clerk of council at their meeting Monday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Council addressed several items in its meeting Monday night. A a grant for police ballistic vests was approved; the OK was given for new parking regulations for the Belmont neighborhood, and an interim clerk of council was appointed.
City Council approved a grant for the city's police department from the United States Department of Justice. The DOJ granted the department $25,000.
Officers say the money will go toward getting new ballistic vests. The vests usually have a lifespan of up to 5 years and police say they need to be replaced in order to keep officers safe.
Officers are in the process of examining their budget, but are unable to say when they will be able to purchase the new vests.
People who live in the Belmont neighborhood will soon see some changes when it comes to parking. Council also approved new parking regulations that would make the Belmont neighborhood a permit parking zone.
The zoning only applies to residential streets, so parking spots directly in front of commercial areas do not qualify for permitting.
Finally, council approved Brian Wheeler as the city's interim clerk of council.
Wheeler, the current director of communications for Charlottesville, is filling the role left vacant by Paige Rice. Rice resigned from the position after more than 8 years of working for the city.
Wheeler will fill the role of clerk until a permanent clerk is appointed by council. He says he is not seeking appointment for this position full time.