By Tara Mathews
HOWARD LAKE, MN Daniel Schmit became Howard Lake’s newest part-time police officer, after taking the oath of office during the Feb. 5 city council meeting.
Schmit is originally from Red Wing, and graduated from Red Wing High School in 2006.
He then attended Mankato State University, where he received his bachelor of science degree in law enforcement.
Schmit completed an internship with the Minnesota State Patrol District 2200, located in Mankato, then served as a police reserve officer with the city of Orono Police Department.
Currently, Schmit serves as a park service officer for Three Rivers Park District.
Schmit’s parents are Paul and Rae Lynn Schmit, and he is the youngest of three children.
Schmit has wanted to be a police officer since he was a young child, according to Rae Lynn.
Odds and ends
In other business, the council:
• amended the parking ordinance, and approved new parking signs to allow Howard Lake Police Department to issue citations to parking violators. The amended ordinance was requested due to residents parking overnight in private lots.
• modified the snowplow and ice control measures ordinance to reflect that property owners will now be responsible for salt and/or sand application. The ordinance also states the city will plow curb-to-curb as time and finances permit.
• set Board of Appeal and Equalization date. The public hearing will take place Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the city hall.
• considered recommendations for 2013 Building Awards. Winners will be announced at a future council meeting.