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Hallsville aldermen set tax levy, hire school resource officer

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 12:06 pm

Reducing taxes, supporting school safety and spending ARPA funds were among the items dealt with by Hallsville’s Board of Aldermen during their August 14 meeting.

New Hallsville School Resource Officer Ryan Hill, left, with Bryan Schultz, chief of the Hallsville Police Department.

They opened the meeting by unanimously voting, after convening a public meeting on the subject, to reduce the City of Hallsville’s general fund tax levy from $0.5300 to $0.5250 per every $100 in assessed valuation, after hearing no public comment on the subject. The vote did not include Alderman Carli Carmack who was absent.

They also heard a report from Bryan Schultz, Hallsville chief of police.

Schultz discussed the department’s new police officer and school resource officer for the Hallsville R-IV School District, Ryan Hill. According to the meeting’s draft minutes, Schultz said: “he is very qualified as he was a school resource officer at another school.  Currently he is POST certified in Missouri…

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