City of Clay Public Safety Committee

Recent Work:

This committee has been working with the Jefferson County traffic engineer to pin down the exact property lines so a traffic light can be added to the Clay-Palmerdale Road / Old Springville Road intersection.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Clay Public Safety Committee is to provide for the safety and welfare of city of Clay residents and visitors. The committee is responsible for important advisory and procedural roles in the areas of fire and emergency medical services, police protection, traffic engineering and emergency management services.
Committee Responsibilities:
  • The review of issues related to public safety, welfare and Emergency Management Services (EMS) as they pertain to community growth, development and existing infrastructure challenges.
  • Hearing and investigating public safety issues related to community preservation,  fire, police, roads and infrastructure.
  • Providing the City Council with recommendations on matters relating to the implementation of suggested mitigating measures.

Current committee members are:
  • Dr. Charles Hart, chairman
  • Paul Pitts, Jefferson County sheriff reserve deputy
  • Michael Harter, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency
  • Chris Sharit, Jefferson County sheriff sargeant
  • Jeff Dempsey, retired cheif from Center Point Fire Department
  • Matt Angelo as an ex-officio from the Center Point Fire Department

Meetings are at Clay City Hall at 6:30 p.m. See the dates here.

Council Liaison:
Councilor Ricky Baker is the liaison with the City Council. The liaison is responsible for making sure the deputies have all the resources necessary to do their job. He is also responsible for ensuring that the contract deputies are doing a satisfactory job of patrolling the city, traffic law enforcement and generally providing for the safety of the public.
The public safety councilor is responsible for acting as the administration’s liaison with the Center Point Fire District by interacting with the fire chief and the chairman of the fire district board of trustees.

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