Deputy boroug hclerk Becky Regula swears in sergeant Andrew Ayriss in front of police chief Jim Kerr and the borough assembly Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Petersburg’s borough assembly Tuesday witnessed the swearing in of the newest sergeant for the Petersburg Police Department.

Officer Andrew Ayriss was promoted to that position, one of two on the local force.

The borough’s deputy clerk Becky Regula swore in Ayriss at Tuesday’s meeting of the Petersburg assembly.

Ayriss graduated from the state’s law enforcement training program in 2019. The local police force this month also reported hosting an out-of-town applicant for a vacant officer position and filled one of the vacancies for emergency dispatchers.

In other news from Tuesday’s meeting, borough manager Steve Giesbrecht reported a small landslide at the public works yard. That was from stored soil and debris that’s been excavated from the area where a new stream culvert is being installed.

“(It) caused a small landslide into the Hammer Slough creek basin,” Giesbrecht said. “We’ve reported the incident to permitting authorities and have mobilized the public works crew to begin clearing out the debris as quickly as possible.”

A contractor is replacing the stream culvert at the public works yard after damage from torrential rains in December of 2020.