Daphne votes to fill four vacant positions

The City Council voted Tuesday to fill four recently vacated employee slots — three police posts and one Civic Center position.

While all council members supported hiring the three police officers, Councilman Derek Boulware objected to replacing the event assistant for the Civic Center.

“The idea of a hiring freeze is that, once there’s a vacancy, you don’t refill it in order to realize the savings,” Boulware said. A city hiring freeze has been in effect since June 2009.

Daphne votes to fill four vacant positions