Prior to the swearing-in, Chief of Police, William Sullivan, took a moment to share his thoughts on the department’s newest officer.
“I am very pleased to present Josh Marshall, our newest police officer, for the oath of office this evening,” Sullivan said. “Josh comes to us from the private sector, where he was working in the construction industry, while also serving as a reserve officer for the Centennial Lakes Police Department.
“During our selection process Josh impressed multiple interview panels, and he impressed me even more,” he continued. “I believe he is a man of great character. He has a very strong family orientation, and he will conduct himself in a manner that will maintain the sacred trust that must exist between the police and the community.”
In other City Council news, a Planned Unit Development Amendment was approved for Carlson Real Estate. The amendment extends Carlson's existing billboard usage, which is subject to the billboard being removed by Jan. 31, 2020, or at the time of Carlson’s new office building coming online, whichever occurs first.
The City Council also approved the following:
· Hiring of seasonal employees for the Recreation Department;
· The resignation of police Captain Jack Kettler, retroactive to the end of his shift on Dec. 31, 2013;
· A used car dealer license to Cascade Auto Sales, LLC., 7500 Hudson Boulevard;
· A Change Order in the amount of $222,367.65, as reflected in the original 2010 bid item for City Project No. 2010-02;
· A shared service agreement between the City of Oakdale and the City of Birchwood for clerk-treasurer services from Jan. 15, 2014 until Jan. 14, 2016;
· The hiring of Chris Mickelson as a full-time Administrative Analyst for the Administration Department, effective Jan. 15, 2014;
· A liquor license to Oak liquor, Inc., 1801 Geneva Avenue;
· A liquor license to Kwik Trip, Inc., 3355 Hadley Avenue;
· The tabling of a Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment for 6630 Hudson Boulevard (AmericInn Hotel).