Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Roanoke County police “bullet trap” and other business

Jeff Altice of Roanoke County Community Development displays "bullet trap"

Roanoke County Law Enforcement received $217,141 to complete the firing range. The funds came from the police asset forfeiture account at no cost to tax payers. Jeff Altice in the Community Development Department came up with a “bullet trap system” designed to neutralize firing range bullets so they can be taken to a landfill easily. It will save money on maintenance.

Captain Charles R. Hart, Deputy Sheriff was recognized for his 34 years of service. Hart retired June 30. Hart said that he felt “rested already” and he had yet to see anything he didn’t like about retirement.

The Roanoke County Employee Handbook was approved with the June 22 work session revisions required by legislation. “It is an evolving document,” said Joseph Sgroi, Director of Human Resources.

Eldon James and Associates who lobbies the General Assembly for Roanoke County was re-appointed as Special Assistant for Legislative Relations at a cost of $24,000. County Attorney, Paul Mahoney called him their “eyes and ears in Richmond.”

Three road projects will move forward – one on Tanglewood Drive and two on Plantation Road. The county received $82,502 of revenue sharing funds out of an expected $500,000 for road improvements.

Council member Ed Elswick asked that the subject of the proposed windmills on Bent Mountain be placed on the next work session agenda.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Politics, Roanoke County Politics

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