There's a new marshal in town.
The Roachdale Town Council named its pick for the new town marshal during a special meeting Monday morning.
Roachdale reserve deputy David Barber was chosen and approved for the position after the council reviewed six resumes.
The other five applicants will be receiving a thank you letter, and their resumes will be kept on file for future needs.
Barber informed the council that he had to provide the Putnam County Jail his two week notice. "We have a void to fill," Barber said about his position at the jail
During the meeting, Barber and council reviewed the contract. In the past, the council has never had the marshals sign a contract. The contract began when former marshal Heath Kerns was appointed.
Council president Bill Long said that the community, especially the merchants, has given the council nothing but good comments about Barber.
Council member Jack Jones asked Barber about his intentions of moving closer to the town. Barber pointedly asked what was available.
The council decided to give Barber 60 days to relocate to the town.
The council also asked Barber about the marshal's course at the academy. Long suggest the full course, stating he wanted Barber to receive the best education for the position. According to Long, Kerns was supportive of the full course at the academy. Barber agreed with the idea of taking the full course.
Council member Barbara Scott showed her confidence in Barber's abilities as she left the meeting. "Good luck honey," said Scott.
Barber will officially start as the town marshal on Monday, Oct. 16.