Overbrook Overlook: City honors longtime custodians
Mary and Richard Hooker.
The Overbrook City Council and city employees honored Richard and Mary Hooker during the Jan. 11, 2017, city council meeting for their retirement, after having provided nearly two decades of community service and janitorial services for the city for the past 15 years. A proclamation of sincere appreciation was presented to them by Overbrook Mayor Don Schultz.
Overbrook now has a new animal control officer, Trent Moore, who works under the direction of Overbrook Police Chief Hollingsworth. Moore can be contacted directly for animal control matters at 785-409-8587. Animals picked up will now be kept overnight in Overbrook prior to being taken to the Carbondale Vet Clinic. Fines and Fees may still be assessed. As a reminder, pet tags are now past due, and a late fee will be applied as of March 1. All dogs and cats require an up to date shot record to purchase a tag. Non-tagged animals will be considered as strays if picked up.
Overbrook Police Department continues to monitor school zones and speed limits on city streets, and the security of city businesses and homes. Tips from residents have proven to be very helpful in preventing crime in town. A reminder about weather conditions: Never is the ice on City Lake safe to go out on. Be smart with your possessions including your home, car, and all personal items. Remember to lock doors and don’t give personal or financial information to anyone over the phone. If you see something, say something. Always call 911 for the quickest response!
City hall now offers 24-7 direct, online customer access to their city utility billing account. Through a secure portal, customers can check amounts due, make partial or full payment using credit or debit cards or bank account, see late fee amounts, and query city hall with any questions about your account. Any special payment plan request must be done in person at city hall on or before due date.
Update on Overbrook’s new Casey’s store: Sam James, director of finance for Casey’s General Stores, informed the city a wall-to-wall remodel of the old BP convenience store building will start approximately April 1, following the closing of Double D’s Sports Bar. With completion expected in June or July, the building would look like all other new Casey’s stores. Expanded food services will be added to their current menu. A grand opening will be scheduled following completion of the remodel.
Information and photo thanks to city of Overbrook.