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Carbondale reviews, amends police chief contract

(Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS) (Source: Rae Daniel, KFVS)

The City of Carbondale made a change to its new police chief’s contract regarding residency at Tuesday's council meeting.

Carbondale Police Chief Jeff Grubbs currently owns a home outside the city of Carbondale, however, a city ordinance requires the police chief live in the city.

An amendment made to the police chief’s contract allows Grubbs to keep his home outside the city as long as he rents or buys a home within city limits and lives there most nights of the week.

Grubbs’ wife and children may choose to move with him or stay at their current home.

Before Grubbs’ hire Carbondale’s Mayor John “Mike” Henry asked council to review the city’s ordinance regarding the residency of the police chief but that was later tabled and hasn’t been brought up again.

Grubbs will be salaried $125,700 per year with an additional $2,500 in discretionary expenses for food, attending community and other events. Those expenses will need approval from the City Manager. The city will also provide Grubbs a police vehicle for work and personal use.

The full amended contract can be viewed by clicking here.

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