THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Tom Behnke Named Coleman Fire Chief
Issue Date: September 7, 2016
After serving 40 years on the Coleman Fire Department, 22 of them as Chief, Village Trustee David Podoski has resigned his position as Fire Chief effective Monday, Nov. 1. The Village Board accepted his resignation at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and approved Tom Behnke to replace him.
The board also accepted the resignation of Building Inspector Jim Buschman effective Tuesday, Sept. 20, and tentatively named David Gross to replace him. Buschman said he has accepted a job at a park in Wyoming.
Some months ago Marlene Skowron had asked that the village name a street after her great-grandfather, Joseph Brault, who was one of the founders of the community. The board had tentatively agreed instead to name the railroad bridge by Lillian Park after him
The board learned there is a possibility that the funding agency will allow them to stop monitoring at the old Town of Pound landfill.
Operator licenses were approved for Kathleen Lake and Linda Sellars to sell intoxicating beverages at Pelkins Piggly Wiggly.
Police Chief Ida Soletske reported her depaprtment received 17 complaints during August and issued 12 adult citations.
The fire department responded to three calls in August, one each for a stove fire, a chopper box fire and a motorcycle accident, for a total of three hours and 21 man hours on the scene. Training this month was on portable pumps.
The sole building permit was issued to Kim Oninski for a new metal roof costing $10,000 on the building at 455 Business 141 N.