RIDGELEY – Motorists in Ridgeley are starting to complain about the police department and the mayor and council this week noted that it's a good indication that officers are doing their job.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
RIDGELEY – Motorists in Ridgeley are starting to complain about the police department and the mayor and council this week noted that it’s a good indication that officers are doing their job.
“If it gets people to slow down going through Ridgeley, then they are doing their job,” said commissioner Duke Lantz. “Safety of the citizens is number one.”
“I’ve seen them in town a lot,” he said, noting the officers are raising awareness, writing tickets, and getting people to slow down.
Mayor Mark Jones noted that new officer Ed Pfaff has reached the end of his probation period.
“He’s doing a great job. He has a long road to go, going to the police academy.”
Candidate filing for the seats of the mayor and council opens Jan. 14 and continues through Jan. 26.
Those filing for the mayor’s seat must be 21 years or older, a resident for one year and a registered voter. The filing fee for mayor is $50.
For council, residents must be 18 years of age, a resident for six months and a registered voter. The filing fee for council is $25.
Applications can be picked up at the town hall during regular business hours
The council passed the second and third readings of the scrap metal ordinance aimed to target automobiles, parts and junk on properties or in buildings where it is a risk to health and safety; the storage of construction materials for extended periods and abandoned vehicles.
On a final note, the council approved Calvary United Methodist Church’s use of the football field for their annual Easter Egg Hunt planned for April 20 at the football field and community center.