PARIS — The Police Department will soon have a full-time officer in the station weekdays during the day.

The Select Board approved the job description for an administrative officer at last week’s meeting.

Police Chief Michael Dailey said the new position is in response to complaints from some residents who,  at times, found the station on Church Street locked and had to wait until an officer returned from patrol.

The new officer will work the desk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The person would be available to assist colleagues with fingerprinting and other processing duties.

The officer will also be part of the weekend patrol rotation, Dailey said.

In other business, the board approved a community resilience resolution, allowing the town to apply for $50,000 grants every six months for climate, infrastructure and community projects. One project will consider improving the Fire Station on Western Avenue for use as an emergency shelter.


The board reappointed Wendy Penley to the Appeals Board and Lloyd Skip Herrick and Mike Brogan as new members.

The Select Board meeting scheduled for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Oct. 10, will be moved to Tuesday, Oct. 11.

In 2019, Maine lawmakers changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

The board agreed to close the Town Office on Election Day, Nov. 8.

Celebration Barn’s liquor license and special entertainment permit were renewed, and the board extended the special entertainment permit for Stars & Stripes Bowling Center for six months to coincide with the expiration of its liquor license.

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