Tuesday, Oct. 19


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[OCT. 19, 2004]  In conjunction with the October Fire Safety Month, Lincoln Fire Chief Bucky Washam announced Lincoln's Officer of the Year. Lt. Larry Spurling was awarded a plaque which read: "To recognize those who have set the highest standards of performance and dedication to their men throughout the year, Officer of the year, Lt. Larry Spurling."

Spurling works B-shift for the Lincoln Fire Department. Washam said Spurling's evaluations are always the highest that can be achieved, and when something needs to be taken care of he's always ready to jump in and do what needs to be done.

Spurling thanked the chief and council for the honor.

Enterprise zone

A supplemental agreement on the new enterprise zone extension to be signed by Lincoln, Logan County and Elkhart was approved for signature pending Elkhart having an intergovernmental agreement to amend. It was recognized that a resolution and ordinance must be established first before a supplement can be added to it. Lincoln and Logan County have passed their agreements. Elkhart is expected to pass theirs in a special meeting on Wednesday evening.

The supplement establishes that the enterprise zone body will not take any final action deleting any enterprise zone in Elkhart without the Elkhart village board's approval.

Bond interest to be reduced

The bank that issued $5 million in bonds to Lincoln Christian College in 2001 has offered a second reduction in interest rates on those bonds. The city approved the amendment to that resolution.

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Officers changing

Lincoln Police Chief Bob Rawlins will be hiring a new officer with the retirement of another. Detective Sgt. Mike Harberts will be retiring Nov. 2.

Todd Blaum will be called to join the force. Blaum is the next and last from the availability list.

No more signs

A petition to post a yield sign on at least one road at all unmarked intersection was submitted. The petition was denied unanimously.

Shelton announcement

Before closing the session, council members heard an announcement by Alderman Glenn Shelton. The Rev. Shelton said that he had received a directive from a higher power and from a woman who lives at 920 Pekin St. (his home address). "I will no longer seek any elected office in the city of Lincoln or Logan County," he said. He complimented his fellow members, saying, "What a tremendous job and awesome responsibility you all have," and assured them that they will still be seeing his face after his term is up in May.

[Jan Youngquist]

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