The city of Danielsville is without a police chief.
Officer Matt Pilkington resigned from his position as the Danielsville chief Monday, May 13.
The city council accepted his resignation at its regular business meeting Monday night following a closed-door session to discuss personnel. In a copy of his resignation letter provided by Pilkington to the Journal, he thanked the council for the opportunity to serve as police chief, but said he was resigning “due to the low pay and benefits” and accepting a job that would “better support his family.”
The council wished him well. Mayor Todd Higdon said officer Henry Hicks will continue on the job and the council will post a position for police chief “immediately.”
He added, however, that choosing a replacement for Pilkington would most likely be a slow process to ensure they select the right candidate.
Also May 13, the council announced that they have hired a new full-time assistant clerk who will also serve as court clerk. Karen Dudley began work on Monday, May 6.
In other business, construction on the roundabout to replace the city’s lone red light has encountered some setbacks and will not begin when school lets out for the summer later this month, as originally planned.
Higdon said the D.O.T. is still working on land acquisitions at this time and that Georgia Power has encountered a delay in getting the power poles needed to replace the ones that will be taken down during construction.