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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.
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
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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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.
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.