BOONVILLE — Boonville Police Chief Farron Jester has again announced his resignation. Jester announced his retirement earlier this year, but was persuaded to stay on by town leaders. Mayor Rusty Hunter said that Jester, at the request of his family, has again decided to retire from serving as the town’s police chief.
Hunter said that Jester will be available to assist with the transition once a new chief is hired. The job is posted on the town’s website.
Boonville officials also have announced the purchase of the vacant lot and building located at 103 W. Main St. Town Administrator Sarah Harris said the final plans for the property are still in the works, but possibilities include an indoor farmers market space, meeting and event space or a senior center.
Improvements to cleaning the building and new paint are in the works. Harris said the town will be asking for public input as they begin working on ideas for the building.
Harris also noted that the board will meet on June 5 to finalize its fiscal year 2018-19 budget. The public hearing for the budget is slated for June 14 at 6 p.m.
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