Jamestown fire officials hope to replace four firefighters who will be leaving over the next several months.
Assistant Fire Chief Lance Hedlund sought the permission of the City Council on Monday night to lift the hiring freeze on firefighters. Hedlund also want recruits to be trained in Jamestown, instead of downstate.
"We want to run the training school here locally and have those replacements ready when the individuals do retire," Hedlund said.
Hedlund made his presentation before the Public Safety Committee. The Council is scheduled to vote on lifting the hiring freeze later this month.
Jamestown now also has a full-service, one-stop passport center in the city clerk's office.
Mayor Sam Teresi told the Council that the city, which has been processing passports, now has the equipment to take pictures for the documents as well.
Teresi noted the need for passports is increasing and the city stands to earn $30 from each passport processed. Passports are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the city clerk's office.