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Ex-police chief Allgood returns to Caldwell City Council

Chris Allgood retired at the end of last year after 30 years with the Caldwell Police Department.
Chris Allgood retired at the end of last year after 30 years with the Caldwell Police Department.

Chris Allgood is back in the position he was elected to last fall.

The former Caldwell police chief resigned his position on the Caldwell City Council in January due to a threat to his retirement benefits.

PERSI, the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho, requires workers to take a 90-day break in service after retirement before they take new jobs with the same agency, said Monica Jones, human resources director for the City of Caldwell.

“There can’t be any promise of employment,” Jones said of the PERSI rules.

Allgood retired at the end of last year, after 30 years with the Caldwell Police Department.

The city took applications from four people to fill Allgood’s seat — including Allgood — and interviewed all of the candidates.

Allgood was the selection committee’s top pick, and Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas appointed him to the council Monday.

Allgood was originally elected to serve a four-year term on the council. But under Idaho statute, Jones said, when a person is appointed to fill a seat on the council, they must run in the next election. That will be in November 2017, she said.

The City Council has six members, each of whom make about $8,559 a year. The council meets on the first and third Mondays each month in the community room at the police station, 110 South 5th Avenue.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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