Cumby City Council Tuesday night made two administrative changes to the police department Tuesday night. Cumby Police Chief Paul Robertson is to become a lieutenant with the department and Officer Jeff Hundley has been appointed interim chief of police for a 6-month period.
The City Council meeting was conducted Jan. 12 at the city building, but only 10 attendees were allowed to attend in person in order to properly observe social distance. Zoom was provided for others to attend virtually via the videoconferencing platform or by calling into the number provided. After attending to the regular portion of the agenda, Cumby City Council entered into an executive session.
The closed session was called to allow the council to “discuss and/or action involving the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee, and to to “consult an attorney” if needed, per Texas Government Codes 551.074 and 551.071. The agenda specified the session was called to allow the council to discuss “maintenance process-water meters” and to “discuss and consider action regarding the Chief of Police position and other police department personnel issues.”
When the Cumby City Council returned to regular session, they addressed Item B, “regarding the chief of police and other personal issues.” The Council made the motion and voted to “have Paul Robertson step into a lieutenant position.” Then, appointed officer Hundley as interim chief of police for 6 months. Hundley also will receive a pay increase to $23.50 per hour while serving as acting chief.
The City Council meeting was immediately adjourned and the Zoom session ended with no further comments from the council members.