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  1. Search for New Chief Narrows

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    October 26, 2014 by Steve Winkler

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    -By Steve Winkler- West Fork is a step closer to finding new leadership in the police department. Former chief, John Collins resigned in August 2014. Collins was appointed Interim Police Chief by Mayor Frances Hime in November, 2012, after Mike Nelson resigned the position. He became chief after a probationary period. Hime noted that Collins had received recommendations from numerous law enforcement officials including Washington County Sherriff Tim Helder and Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor, both West Fork residents. The Council vote to approve the appointment was 6-2 with council members Charlie Rossetti and Julie Shafer voting against Collins’s appointment. Retiring chief, Mike Nelson, publically expressed dissatisfaction with the appointment of Collins. Mike Nelson is the father of John Nelson, a sergeant in the police department. After Mayor Hime’s resignation as mayor in November 2013, the council appointed Rossetti interim mayor and after a special election in April, 2014, Rossetti became the elected mayor. Mike Nelson is now on the city council. John Collins was popular with the citizens but was left without the support from Rossetti’s administration. He resigned. He is currently a candidate for a seat on the city council. Soon after Collins’s resignation, the police commission began …

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  2. Collins Tapped for Chief

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    November 19, 2012 by wcobserver

    Council Approves Interim Police Chief WC Observer Staff Report West Fork has a new Chief of Police. Well, at least for now. Officer John Collins’ appointment by Mayor HIme as interim chief was approved at the November meeting  by the city council 6-2 (Rossetti and Shafer against). The vote came after some contentious verbal exchanges between the mayor and Mike Nelson who is the current chief until his retirement becomes effective at the end of this year. Nelson is also the alderman-elect for Ward 4.

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  3. New Police Officer Hired

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    August 11, 2011 by wcobserver

    A new police officer hit Greenland streets on Monday and will serve as the Greenland School District’s Resource Officer after being confirmed by Greenland’s City Council in a special meeting held July 26.

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  4. Park Concessions Vandalized, Food Stolen

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    July 29, 2011 by wcobserver

    Carter Park, which suffered damage earlier this year from flooding, saw additional damage July 10 after vandals broke into the concession stand by prying open the metal gate covering the concession window.

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  5. Council Seeks Compromise on Rezoning

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    July 23, 2011 by wcobserver

    City Council members sought common ground in their meeting Monday night in hopes of rendering a decision next month on a zoning appeal that seeks to build a single family home in an area zoned for heavy commercial use.

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  6. Murder/Suicide in West Fork

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    June 8, 2011 by wcobserver

    A murder and suicide on Campbell Community Road left two dead Wednesday.

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