Monmouth Council swears-in two new firefighters

The City of Monmouth welcomed two new firefighters during its City Council meeting Monday night.

Connor Benson from Warren County and Wesley Wenger from Fairview were sworn-in.

Council documents state the two will attend the Illinois Fire Service Institute next month before they are assigned to their shifts.

During the department’s monthly report, Chief Casey Rexroat said that Captain Craig Cozadd had been working with local agencies to coordinate a mock DUI accident for local high schools.

Agencies involved in the planning include the Fire Department, Police Department, Monmouth-Roseville High School, United High School, Warren County Coroner, Warren County States Attorney, GHAS, Warren County 911, and helicopter service is to be determined.

Chief Rexroat also thanked Firefighter Tyler Osborn for his work with Invisible Fence of The Quad Cities.

The department recently received a donation of pet oxygen masks that can be used on dogs and cats in the event they are in need of oxygen after a traumatic event.

In other action covered by aldermen, Love’s Travel Stop was granted a variance for the store’s sign to be installed. Due to the size of the overpass and bridge, Love’s request for a 75-foot tall sign to give motorists plenty of time to exit was granted by the council and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In regards to signage, Monmouth Roseville High School was granted permission to promote their sports programs with customized signage on light poles around town for no cost to the City.

A barbershop in the 100-block of North Main street will be moving. Freeman Dovo of F&A Barbershop is moving his business to his home at 11-30 East Broadway. His variance was also approved by the council and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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