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Police hiring, parking restrictions at PD are approved by the Toledo City Council

November 7, 2019
By John Speer - Editor (jspeer@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Police hiring and parking was before the Toledo City Council in a brief regular meeting on Monday night, Oct. 28.

Approved on a 4-0 voice vote was the recommendation of Police Chief Nathan Shepard to hire Nathan Wunn to fill the detective position on the police department. The post became open when Shepard moved from it to chief on Oct. 14.

Wunn, 35, formerly served on the Toledo Police Force from Nov. 25, 2013 to Aug. 16, 2018 when he resigned to become a Tama County deputy sheriff.

He began Toledo duties on Oct. 30 at a starting wage of $23.80 hourly.

When he first applied for the police officer opening in 2013 Wunn said it was a desire to further his experience working with youth and a long-time friendship with then Toledo Police Officer Dan Quigley who is now a sergeant on the Toledo department.

Prior to joining the police department in 2013 Wunn served as a teachers aide for special needs students at the East Marshall Middle School., worked in movie and reality television show production based upon his schooling in digital film, had a three-year stint as production manager for Monster Jam - racing of monster trucks and also has worked as a dispatcher at Van Wyk Freight Lines in Grinnell. Wunn lived in Tama for three years while working for the Salvation Army.

A native of Gilman, Wunn is a 2002 graduate of East Marshall High School.

It is hoped a second vacancy on the five-member department will be filled shortly with the application deadline of Nov. 4.

Officer Kyle Howe's resignation was accepted by the council on Oct. 14. He accepted a position with the City of Dyersville.

Police Station Parking

Council members also approved a resolution on a 4-0 vote to eliminate four diagonal parking spots in front of the Toledo Police Department at the request of Shepard.

He said this will provide for better visibility of the east-west street traffic especially when officers are responding from the station to an emergency. In hand it will also give motorists an improved view of vehicles leaving the department area.

Shepard said there is ample parking in the 200 block without the four spaces and said he foresees on problem resulting from the change.

In other business the council:

directed City Clerk Kim McAdoo to send out requests for proposals to provide city attorney services. Christian Stickrod, Marshalltown, has bene serving in the spot since November, 2018.

approved the annual urban renewal report which showed the city has no tax increment financing activity in neither the southeast urban or west industrial urban renewal districts.

approved a liquor and Sunday sales license renewal for the Flaming Office.

approve a building permit for a fence at 104 West Ohio St. residence with a $3,000 construction cost.

 
 
 

 

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