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Council votes and hires new officer for the Arlington Police Department

7/22/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, July 19, unanimously approved a motion to hire Jason Lenertz as a new officer for the Arlington Police Department.
Lenertz will begin his official duties on Sunday, Aug. 1.


Lenertz, who resides in Arlington, is a military veteran who served overseas, including 20-plus months in Iraq, according to Arlington Police Chief Andrew Konechne.

Find the complete story in the July 22, 2021 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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Bailey Holasek resigns as officer for Arlington Police Department

7/22/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, July 19, unanimously  approved a motion to accept the resignation of Bailey Holasek as an officer for the Arlington Police Department effective Monday, Aug. 2.


City Council members Michelle Battcher, Craig Buss, Joe Morgan, Matt Scharpe and John Thomes all voted in support of the motion.

Find the complete story in the July 22, 2021 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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City Council votes 4-1 and denies a front yard fence

7/22/2021

By Kurt Menk
Editor

The Arlington City Council, during its regular meeting on Monday night, July 19, voted 4-1 and approved a motion to deny a front yard fence at the Jim and Holly Kreft residence located at 310 East Alden Street in Arlington. Since the fence has already been installed, the fence will have to be taken down.
City Council members Michelle Battcher, Craig Buss, Matt Scharpe and John Thomes all voted in support of the motion.


City Council member Joe Morgan voted against the motion.
The City Council, later in the meeting, unanimously approved a motion to table action on the first reading of amended ordinance to allow front yard fences.

History
A resident initially informed Arlington city officials that the front yard fence at the Jim and Holly Kreft residence was not in compliance with city code.


Since a front yard fence has been prohibited in Arlington prior to 2014, Planning & Zoning Administrator Phil Mangis then issued a citation in violation of city code to Jim and Holly Kreft at 310 East Alden Street.
Jim Kreft responded and asked for a definition of a fence.


Mangis then brought the issue to the Planning & Zoning Commission during a meeting in early July. It was the consensus of the Planning & Zoning Commission that the structure is a fence.


If the structure is not a fence than it is an accessory structure and a permit would be needed.
Mangis then explained that the Planning & Zoning Commission, under the current circumstances, has no authority to change the city code or ordinance. That is why he brought the issue before the City Council. He wanted guidance from the City Council on how to proceed with the matter.

Find the complete story in the July 22, 2021 addition of the Arlington Enterprise

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