The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a new police department position and a reorganization of the department in two unanimous votes Tuesday.

The new position will be a deputy director of administrative services with a salary of $65,000 a year.

"The primary goal of this position is to go out and find grants that are available to police departments countrywide," City Administrator Carl Geffken said. "Many police departments actually generate $1 million or more in grants, and it is now time that we do the same thing. We should be applying for all grants for which we're eligible."

Police Chief Nathaniel Clark said that being awarded even one grant will more than pay for the position.

The department will also remove four sergeant positions and three captain positions while adding seven lieutenant positions, costing the city about $4,000.

Directors also:

• Approved a resolution with six in favor and one opposed (Ward 4 Director George Catsavis) accepting the Lake Fort Smith Water Transmission Line, Phase I, Retail Meter Relocation as complete and authorizing final payment of $15,878 to T-N-T, Inc. for construction and approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing $128,300 to Mickle Wagner Coleman Inc. for engineering services for the project

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Mendez Concessions for a pool concession stand at Creekmore Park.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing the execution of a lease agreement with Webster University for the space on the lower level of the Convention Center Annex.

• Approved an ordinance with all in favor ordering the owners of a dilapidated and substandard structure at 1918 S. P St. to demolish the structure.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor accepting completion of and authorizing final payment of $255,961 for street overlays and reconstruction.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing payment of $332,200 to Oklahoma Gas & Electric Services for electrical service improvements associated with the Riverlyn Wastewater Pump Station Replacement.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor accepting the project as complete and authorizing final payment of $201,796 to KAJACS Contractors, Inc. for the replacement of lift stations and a resolution for the replacement of the lift stations.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing the mayor to execute a $286,800 agreement and Authorization No. 1 with Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc. for engineering services for the 2016 sanitary sewer assessment remedial measures.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing the mayor to execute a $289,730 agreement and Authorization No. 1 with RJN Group Inc. for engineering services for the 2016 sanitary sewer assessment remedial measures.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor authorizing the mayor to execute a $302,180 agreement and Authorization No. 1 with Morrison Shipley Engineers Inc. for engineering services for the 2016 sanitary sewer assessment remedial measures.

• Approved a resolution with all in favor granting a temporary revocable license to ArcBest for the placement of signage and light fixtures in a utility easement.