Hammond patrol officer Chris Loos will retire effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Following a closed session Monday night, July 8, the Hammond Village Board approved the retirement. A timetable for his replacement has not been established, according to the village.

Loos has served on the Village Police force for 16 years.

Trustees approved the hiring of an umpire to mediate the negotiation between the village appraiser and the insurance company appraiser regarding the work needed to repair hail damage to the Fire Hall roof. The umpire could cost the village up to $1,000. Approval is contingent on review of the contract by village attorney Tim Scott.


Other business

• Trustee Howie Evans volunteered to handle the disposal of obsolete electronics from Village Hall.

• Trustees approved Police Chief Coltrain's arrangement of a contract to shred department documents.

• Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be facilitating public informational sessions at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. July 17, in Village Hall to discuss proposed improvements to Highway 12.

• National Night Out will be Aug. 6, 2019.

This story was updated July 21.