To any and all concerned parties
September 13, 2017
(Editor's Note: Kiowa Police Chief Steven Johnson wrote this letter, distributed it Monday night to Kiowa City councilmembeers at their September meeting and approved it to run in the Newsgram.)
Last council meeting our city council discussed the proposed budget for 2018 and beyond. It was discussed and noted that even after substantial cuts to multiple projects and departments a mill increase was needed to be able to cover the increase in salary for employees of the city.
Lieutenant Howerter and I saw an increase in pay some years ago when our department cut a full time officer position....