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Posted: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:32 am | Updated: 10:35 am, Tue Dec 5, 2017.

Warsaw Village Police Chief Peter Hoffmeister was presented with a community service award during the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Warsaw Village Board.

The Robert S. Magee Community Service Award is presented annually by the Walter Klein American Legion Post 532 of Warsaw. It is given to a local resident who exemplifies the spirit of community service. The award was created in honor of former post commander, the late Robert S. Magee, who died in 2013 following a battle with cancer.

Current Post 532 Commander Bob Hummel Jr. and fellow veterans Dan Walczak, Bill Wilkinson and Jeffrey Rase presented the award to Hoffmeister as a surprise.

“Based on his volunteer work as a youth soccer coach and work on the children’s play area at the village park, as well as [being] someone who is willing to answer questions and concerns, offer educated opinions and advice, and take time to act as a mentor to those who are willing to listen, Walter Klein Post 532 is proud to present this year’s Robert Magee Community Service Award to Village Police Chief Pete Hoffmeister,” Hummel said.

When accepting the award, Hoffmeister said it was a “big honor” and he appreciated it.


In other news:

• Local volunteers are needed to ring the bell for The Salvation Army at Tops Friendly Markets in town. A sheet is located at the village office with open shift times for those who would like to sign up.

Approximately $17,000 was raised for the community through the bell ringing effort last year, said Sally Smith, who notified board members of the need for volunteer ringers.

• The Warsaw Fire Department won a first-place award for its fire truck decorating during the Perry Holiday DeLights Festival on Saturday, Dec. 2, Warsaw Fire Chief Joe Cummins reported. The truck has also been decorated for the Moonlight Magic festival on Thursday, Dec. 7 in downtown Warsaw.

Once again, the fire department will be escorting Santa to the monument to have him light it at 7 p.m.

• In Department of Public Works matters, Superintendent Shane Evans said the department did a “dry run” of a winter storm response in preparation of the storm expected to hit Wednesday, Dec. 6.

• The department also put away trash receptacles from the business district for the winter.

• A water main break was repaired by the DPW on Mount View Avenue and an electrical coding issue was resolved at the wastewater treatment plant. Evans said the matter concerned the sludge pumping station and was resolved within a couple hours. The writer of the code for the program was contacted for resolution.

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