Village council on Monday gave police chief Gary Lyons the go-ahead to hire Mike Wagner as a part-time police officer at a rate of $10.50 an hour.
Lyons said Wagner's starting pay is due to his education and experience. Wagner, previously a part-time Belleuve police officer, is a few courses short of earning his bachelor's in criminal justice. Lyons said he's heard "nothing but good things" about Wagner.
"He can basically hit the ground running for us," Lyons told council members, all of whom voted to permit the hire. Council member Christina Raftery did not attend the meeting.
A story about this and other matters discussed by council was published in Wednesday's Reflector.