City Approves Hiring Police Officer

July 21, 2020 10:35am

Sioux Center

The Sioux Center City Council met in regular session Monday where they approved the hiring of a new police officer and the purchase of a new police vehicle to replace an aging one.  Police Chief Mike Halma is pleased to welcome Sioux Center High School graduate, Augustine Martinez De Lira to the police force.  Martinez De Lira is also a graduate of Western Iowa Tech, a member of the Iowa National Guard, and a member of the Sioux Center Fire Department.  Matinez De Lira will attend the police academy for law-enforcement training.

Council approved the final payment for the paving and grading work for the Open Space Park Drive project.  Council also approved recommended changes to the employee handbook.  Most of the changes are clarifications with the exceptions of converting employee vacation time from days to hours, adding milestones of service for additional time off for city employees, and adding a section addressing military leave for employees.

Not on the agenda, but discussed by the council were improvements that have been made to the tree and yard waste dump area by B&B Salvage.  Also not on the agenda, but discussed was the first ever Flower Tour held recently.  Council and Park officials are extremely pleased that 400 people took the tour - more than anticipated.

The next Sioux Center City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 at 4pm.