Liquor license renewal fees in Roscoe will be reduced by 50% in 2022


Village of Roscoe trustees wrapped up several budget and property tax issues at the Nov. 17 Village meeting, including authorizing the filing of requests to intervene in the 2021 property tax assessment complaints before the Winnebago County Board of Review for properties requesting reductions exceeding $100,000.

Current owners of restaurants and bars in Roscoe will see a temporary 50% reduction in liquor license renewal fees in the year 2022, for existing license holders in Class A, Class BL, Class D, and Class F, according to a resolution approved at the Village meeting.

The Roscoe Police Department was authorized to acquire a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT. The acquisition is under the terms of the Village Master Lease Agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management Inc, to be used by the Village Administrator, Scott Sanders, for the sum of $35,246.

Scott Sanders announced that Roscoe will host Hometown Holiday on Dec. 11. Sanders said

elev815 and the Village of Roscoe are planning activities in the downtown area, and Stacy Fry, owner of 3R’s Learning Materials Center has offered to coordinate Christmas activities in the Main Street Square business center.

Village Engineer Brandon Boggs said the Public Works building design has been completed, as well as the Residential Street project.

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The Roscoe Police Department has been short-handed this year. One of the officers resigned recently which has stretched the number of officers on duty even more, and necessitated over-time hours.

Sergeant Tom Farone accepted the new position of Administrative Sergeant recently and another patrolman will move up to sergeant in 2022.

Officer Altamirano was hired a few months ago. The Police and Fire Commission interviewed and hired three more candidates: Phillip Harris, Travis Coburn and Nelson Lopez were hired on Wednesday, Nov. 17, bringing the number of officers to 19.

It will be a lateral move for the officers, coming from other police departments around the state. The lateral move means that they have already attended the police academy and completed training. The result will be officers who are ready to go on the street immediately.

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