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VIRGINIA: At a meeting of the Board of <br /> Supervisors of Chesterfield Co_u~ty <br /> held atthe Courthouse on Sept.2~ <br /> 1948, at 8:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Present: <br /> <br />J. G. Hening, Chairman <br />J.C .McKesson <br />Irvin G. Homer <br />H. T. Goyn e <br />James W. Gordon, Jr. <br /> <br />Absent: P. W. Covington <br /> <br />This day Mr. Chas. R. Willis, representative of Scott, Homer and Mason, Inc., <br />appeared before the Board regardimg the bonds which were to be delivered tothe <br />Board of Supervisors and stated that as to date no word had been received from <br />the New York Attorneys regarding the same, but he hoped that within a day or two <br />some informZion would be forthcoming. <br /> <br />This day the matter of street lights in Chesterfield County was called to the <br />attention of the Board by Mr. J.C.McKesson, who stated he felt that some lights <br />should have been installed before this. Upon consideration whereof, and on <br />motion of Irvin G. Hornet, it is resolved that the Executive Secretary be and he <br />hereby is requested to communicate with Mr. Holtzclaw, of the Virginia Electric <br />and Power Company and inquire why some action had not been taken on this request. <br /> <br />This day the Executive Secretary reporte~ that as he had been instructed at a <br />previous meeting, to investigate the possibility of removing the telephone switch- <br />board from the Police Department to some other location on the grounds, that he <br />had contacted the Telphone Company and had the following report: <br />That the switchboard could be removed £o some Other location and that a night key <br />box installed at the Police Department which would serve only the Police Department <br />and not the extensions which would cost for installation $7.00 and a monthly rate <br />of approximately $27.50. That an installation could be made of a dual switchboSd <br />which would give the same service for night and day to all extensions, with an <br />installation charge of $185.00 and an approximate monthly charge of $47.75, or that/ <br />the entire system could be changed to dial with no installation charge but with a <br />total monthly charge of $368.00, whichwould be approximtely $150.O0 per month more <br />than the present monthly rate. Upon consideration whereof, and on motion of <br />James W.Gordon, Jr., it is resolved that the Executive Secretary be and he hereby <br />is instructed to inform the State Parole Board that we wish to establish the <br />switchboard in the roo~ now being occupied by them and if they were able to use the <br />room jointly withthe switchboard operator they could remain, otherwise it would be <br />necessary for the Parole Board to seek other quarters. <br />And be it further resolved that the Executive Secretary arrange with the Cheesapeak~ <br />and Potomac Telephone Company for the installa~$on Of a dual switchboard arrangemer <br />in t he ~fice now used by the Parole Board. <br /> <br />This day the Committee previously appointed by the Chairman of this Board to confer <br />withthe Police Department regarding the needs, made the following report: <br /> "The Committee appointed by the Board of Supervisors on August lO, 1948, <br /> to investigate the matters pertaining to the improvement of the Police <br /> Department met at the home of Nr.J.C.McKesson on August 12, 1958, and there <br /> were present: Mr.H.T.Goyne, I~r. Irvin G. Hornet, Mr.J.C.McKesson, Mr. <br /> Chas. A. Ryburn, Chief of Police and the Executive Secretary. <br /> <br /> A veyy.thouough discussion of the Police Dep~.rtment witch its needs and activities <br /> was naa and t~e Chief of Police stated that in order to furnish complete uniforms <br /> to policemen it was necessary that the accessories as well as the clothing be <br /> furnished, which included belt, revolver, handcuffs, etc. and it made for a much <br /> better department if this was all uniform equipment, so that ammunition could be <br /> purchased in larger quantities and a better appearance would be made. The <br /> Chief stated that one of the greatest needs he could see for the Police Department <br /> was the purchase of a patrol wagon to be used for transporting prisoners both by <br /> the Police and the Sheriff, because it was very dangerous to transport prisoners <br /> in private car~ which afforded no means of protection for t he d river an~ he hope~ <br /> that in the near future some arrangements could be made for the purchase of a <br /> patrol wagon. Along the line of equipment for the better operation of the <br /> department he felt that some type of gas bomb~equipment s~ould be had, either <br /> tear gas or gas bomb would be a very effective and safe method of disbursing <br /> crowds, if there was a crowd that needed to be disbursed. Along with other <br /> suggestions, the Chief stated he felt that it was very essential that the Police <br /> officers b~ giv$~ a lO~.~ i~.gre~s~_in salaryand since the Board had increased the <br /> allowance for mxzeage xn ~ne 2ozzce Department, it put the department somewhat in <br /> lane with other departments in the State, and to clarify this point the Chie~ <br /> presented information from a number of police departments throughout the State <br /> as tot he number of men, type o~ equipment and pay for these men. In order t o <br /> more adequately serve the area of Chesterfield County, there should be at least <br /> $ additional men to the Department. In bringing these discussions to a summary <br /> and cost of the same, the Oommittee estimated that it would necessitate an increas~ <br /> <br /> <br />