During the town of Addis regular monthly council meeting Wednesday, March 6, the town council voted to hire a new police officer for the Addis P.D.
Christopher Hogan, 23, of Baton Rouge, was hired as the newest officer, replacing another officer who recently resigned to return to Brusly’s police department.
Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson said that Hogan was hired in February as a reserve officer, but was promoted to full-time officer due to the opening in the department pending Hogan’s resignation from his current employer.
The council also approved changing the company who maintains their website to Bazooka, the same company who handles the parish’s website.
In other news, Karla Swacker of Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste), spoke to the council and mayor about the updated recycling program.
During a phone interview Friday morning, Addis Mayor David Toups said that beginning on Thursday, March 14, town residents can place their recycle bins on roadsides to be swapped for the new, larger recycle containers.
Toups said the Addis’ dates for curbside recycling pick-ups will eventually be changed, but for now remains on the same schedule.