Courtesy of Grayson County Sheriff's Office Dylan Bohn has been hired as Clarkson Police Department's third full-time officer.

Courtesy of Grayson County Sheriff's Office

Dylan Bohn has been hired as Clarkson Police Department's third full-time officer.

At a special called Clarkson City Commission meeting Monday night, the commissioners, along with Mayor Bonnie Henderson and Clarkson Police Chief Buck Meredith, entered executive session to discuss hiring a third full-time police officer.

Upon returning to regular session, Henderson announced that the new Clarkson police officer will be Dylan Bohn.

According to Meredith, there were two certified applicants for the position, and Bohn was the most qualified.

Bohn recently departed from his job as a deputy at the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, which he had held since 2012. He started as a court security officer before moving on to patrol. Before that, he worked at the Grayson County Detention Center.

Meredith hopes that Bohn will be able to start in his new position within the next week.

The commissioners were expected to hold an additional special called meeting Wednesday morning to discuss purchasing equipment for the new police officer, including a new police vehicle.

The Clarkson Police Department will now have three full-time officers and one part-time officer.

In other business:

•The commissioners voted to keep property tax rates the same as they were last year: 8.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation on real estate; 11.07 cents per $100 assessed value on tangible personal property; and 10 cents per $100 assessed value on vehicle and watercraft.

If property taxes are paid on or before Nov. 30, there will be a 2 percent discount; taxes paid between Nov. 30 and Dec. 31 will be the full amount; taxes paid after Dec. 31 and by Jan. 31 will receive a 5 percent penalty; and taxes paid after Jan. 31 will receive a 10 percent penalty and 12 percent interest per annum.

Taxes may be paid at the Clarkson City Hall Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until noon and 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until noon and 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. or tax payments can be sent to P.O. Box 10, Clarkson, Ky 42726-0010.

•The commisioners discussed bids for the sewer line extension from the main line to the new public works building. They opted to go with Wells Plumbing for a total cost of $7,650. It will be started within the next week.

•They also discussed the plans for the new easements for the Grayson County Water Disitrict for the widening of U.S. 62 in front of the Kelley Beekeeping Company. The commissioners decided to table the decision until next month's meeting in order to speak with Kelley Beekeeping and the bond company.