Saturday, February 24, 2007
City hires new police officer
Saturday, February 24, 2007 - Posted 6:15:27 PM
The Minonk City Council approved the hiring of Alex Collinge as a full-time police officer during their normal Monday night meeting. City Administrator Trent Smith
said that Collinge has been working as a part-time police officer and that
Nate Steinwedel had accepted a full-time position with the Peoria Heights
Police Department and will be resigning from the department effective March 5, 2007 .
Minonk Chief of Police Nick
Cavera reported to the Council that Alex Collinge has been doing a good job as
a part-time police officer since he was hired last July and that he will move
to Minonk and wants to be a full-time police officer. He is currently going to
PTI in Peoria
and will finish in July.
Alderman Fortner moved that the
City Council hire Alex Collinge as a full-time police officer, seconded by
Ordinance 2007-01 approved
City Administrator Trent Smith reported that Ordinance 2007-01 had the first reading at the last meeting on February 5, 2007. The two changes in this ordinance are one; it increases the deposit for rental units from $75 to $150 and two; the collection if it is not collected the landlord will have to pay it, but the city will send the bill over to their collection agency. If the collection agency collects anything, the city will reimburse the owner of the premise the amount they have collected less their collection fee.
Alderman Cunningham moved that the City Council approve Ordinance 2007-01 seconded by Alderman Petersen and was approved by Aldermen Cunningham, Petersen, and Ruestman with Alderman Fortner abstaining and Alderman Buchanan voting no.
Alderman Petersen said thoughts and prayers went out to all of those involved in this weekend’s tragic accident.
• Thanked the Public Works Department for the real good job they did in getting the snow off the streets and sidewalks.
• Wanted to concur with Alderman Petersen that on behalf of the City of Minonk we extend all of our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to all the families. We also extend our thoughts and prayers to those in the hospital and pray for the best for the families.