FAIRLAND – Town officials appointed a new police chief after Woodrow Greenfeather tendered his resignation.

In Greenfeather’s resignation letter given to town trustees on Thursday evening, he cited that he took another job with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe as a law enforcement officer as his reason for resigning.

Billy Moore was appointed as police chief by town trustees and will earn a monthly salary of $2,400.  Also approved was a policy permitting the police chief to employ, suspend and terminate police officers.

Trustees also approved $39,999 to purchase two police cars, a 2006 Crown Victoria and a 2008 Dodge Charger.

A current police automobile will used as trade in, said Karen Lunsford, town clerk.

Trustees Don Wallace and Charles Goad were appointed as Police and Cemetery Commissioners.

In other related police business about 30 people attended the town meeting to show support for assistant police officer Tony Wiseley.

 “The matter they thought they were attending (involving Wiseley) was not on the agenda,” said Billy Moore, Fairland police chief.

The city approved a revised town ordinance on junk automobiles.

Also approved:

    * Increase in lot clean-up charges for equipment from $25 to $70 per hour.

    * Construction of a Senior Citizens Civic Center in the northeast corner of the town park.

    * Discontinued taping of town board meetings because of increased costs.

    * The city attorney to take all actions necessary and appropriation to recover missing engine and parts.  

 The proposal regarding the missing engine and parts was discussed in executive session. Lunsford referred all questions about the proposal to city attorney Eric Wade, who was unavailable for comment.