HEBRON – Village officials dedicated the new police garage Wednesday evening.
The five-bay garage will keep four of the village’s five police cruisers out of the weather and provide cover for officers while they are checking gear or making minor repairs. The fifth bay on the north end will be caged off to create a large-item evidence room.
The Hebron Police Department was one of the six beneficiaries of the estate of Thornville resident Jack J. Artz. He left $175,000 each to Thorn Township, Thorn Township EMS, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Millersport EMS, Licking County Humane Society and Hebron Police.
His sister, Helen Artz, who has lived in Hebron for 81 years, helped Police Chief Larry Brooks unveil the memorial plaque – below left and right.
Luke Baus of Hebron designed the building that was constructed by Robinson Construction. The cost came in under Artz’s $175,000 bequest.
As a reminder, the new garage has prompted a change in the municipal complex traffic pattern. Traffic entering the complex will now use the western-most entrance and will exit out the former entrance. Traffic is strictly one-way.
The Millersport Fire Department will be holding an open house at their Jack Artz-funded renovation of the living quarters at their Fairfield Beach fire station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.