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MP police chief retiring February 2019

Aug 23, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News

 

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Ron Archer is retiring effective Feb. 22, 2019.

The Mt. Pleasant City Council accepted Archer’s resignation during a regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Archer has served as police chief for six years.

Archer said whenever he talks about wanting to retire, people think he did something wrong or is in trouble. “I just want to retire,” he said with a chuckle.

In a letter informing the council of his intent to retire, Archer wrote that he appreciates the opportunity to have served the City of Mt. Pleasant for over 35 years as a police officer. Archer said when he became chief, he took over a great police department and believes he is leaving the department the same way.

“The department has a knowledgeable, capable, hardworking staff,” Archer wrote.

City Administrator Brent Schleisman called Archer a “lucky guy.”

Mayor Steve Brimhall acknowledged the department has run smoothly under Archer’s tutelage.

In other news, the council approved a request from Main Street Mt. Pleasant for the use of Central Park for three events this fall. The first is Burgers and Bikes on Sept. 11. The second is Farm to Table Dinner on Sept. 21. And the third is Pints in the Park on Oct. 4.

The council also approved blocking off parking around Central Park and closing off Monroe Street from 4 to 8 p.m. for Burgers and Bikes to honor First Responders. Sept. 11 is the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Brimhall discussed end of summer construction, including the Jay Street sewer project, which is blocking off an intersection on Green and Locust Street. The intersection was opened for the first day of school but will close again for construction crews to work. With Old Threshers around the corner, Brimhall said the city is “going to accommodate the public as best we can in the next couple weeks.”

The next Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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