The end of another era for a Robinson Police Department officer was approved at last night's Robinson City Council meeting.
Chief Chad Weaver announced that he had received a letter from Officer Bryan Danks announcing his intention to retire effective May 1.
"It has truly been an honor to serve the citizens of Robinson for over 28 years as a police officer," Danks said in his letter.
Danks, the department's public information officer, also announced his retirement via Facebook, which he has used the last few years in addition to the Daily News to convey information to the public.
He started his career on the force on Jan. 12, 1991, and spent most of his time as a patrol officer, but also had a five-year stint as the first school resource officer.
"The city thrived prior to my employment and will continue to thrive without it," Danks said.
The council approved Danks' retirement as well as the hiring of his replacement. Due to some minor complications, the name of the new officer will not be revealed at this time.
In other business, Zoning Administrator Mike Shimer announced that two new businesses will be coming to Robinson.
"We have okayed a permit for the construction of a Domino's Pizza on East Main," Shimer said. "We have also issued a permit for a AT&T building at the Rosati's mini mall."
Domino's is expected to be constructed east of the American Legion at the vacant lot, where the Sunrise convenience store and fuel station previously stood.
Shimer also said the zoning committee is also in the process of issuing a permit for a second drive-through at McDonalds.
A donation for $1,000 was approved for the Robinson Easter Egg Hunt. The donation was made by the Elks Lodge for the hunt, which will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Washington Park. The council also approved $600 petty cash at the request of Shimer for various operations of various concession facilities at Robinson City Park.
Summer help for the parks department was also approved by council.
Repair fees for a leak at a West Ash rental property will be waived by the council. Alderman Troy Pinkston said that D.R. Smith informed him that a leak was discovered in the sewer at his rented property at 802 W. Ash and the cost for the repair was $496.
Pinkston's other requests for a tourism Application of $450 for Race 4 the Kids and $600 total for tourism ads were also approved. Race 4 the Kids will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Hutsonville.