Vincent officials seek to enhance their community
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Special to the Reporter
As growth continues to occur in Shelby County, the town of Vincent is making progress.
With a new mayor in Terry Allen and a new town council, new committees have been formed and many projects have been completed.
Mayor Allen’s goal is to preserve while enhancing Vincent’s greatest asset –
family and community unity.
* Vincent has two new full-time police officers, doubling previous manpower.
* David Latimer with his four-legged partner Ginger heads the K-9 unit.
* Lee Carden is a dedicated officer with years of experience and totally committed to maintaining and improving the family/good neighbor image of Vincent.
* Vincent has a new Driver Safety Training School which allows first time offenders of minor traffic violations to attend class in lieu of a traffic ticket. All Vincent officers are qualified to teach the class held once monthly.
* Vincent has around-the-clock police protection.
* Vincent Elementary and the Middle/High School are patrolled in the mornings and afternoon, making it safer for young people arriving and leaving campus and facilitating buses entering and leaving the grounds.
* Officers are visible at closing times of Vincent businesses, ensuring a measure of security for night employees.
* An additional patrol car has been added to the police department.
* One employee has been added to the staff of the street department.
Projects for 2005 include:
* A new roof for the clinic.
* Leveling, resurfacing and re-striping the parking lot at the municipal park providing additional parking spaces.
* Paving of three streets with plans to pave more as funds become available.
* Vincent In The Park is set for Sept. 24. This will be a daylong event focusing on family fund and community unity. There will also be traditional arts and crafts, a car show, demonstrations, music, food and entertainment.
* The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Christmas parade