Following a brief executive session to discuss personnel, Newcomerstown Village councilmember Derek Hickman made a motion for the village to internally and externally post a position for police chief and a full-time police officer.

Currently, Mike Kennedy remains as the interim police chief.

Other business from the Nov. 1 regular council session included:

* Council approved an agreement for indigent defense services in the Tuscarawas County Court, Uhrichsville, Public Defender.

* During departmental reports, Kennedy mentioned that the recent village curfew had been successful in decreasing the amount of vandalism during the Halloween festivities.

Council's next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the David Barber Civic Center.