The Mount Gilead Police Department will have one less part-time office on its roster beginning this week.
Police Chief Brian Zerman reported at the Monday’s village council meeting that part-time officer John Hicks turned in his resignation.
“We’re losing him (Hicks) to Delaware County,” Zerman said.
He continued that the department will not immediately begin a search for a part-time replacement.
Councilperson Kay Hines requested that the police department directs traffic during the Morrow County Historical Society’s cemetery walk event, which is scheduled for Oct. 2 from 2 – 4.
Hines said the society was planning for the event to draw 100 people, but their most recent estimate projects an attendance of approximately 300 people.
She said the group will need help finding parking space for the additional crowd.
Mid-Ohio Paving out of Centerburg has been selected to complete the village’s Cherry Street repaving project.
Members of the Mount Gilead Village Council approved a measure at its Aug. 15 meeting to open bids for the project.
The construction company will begin work on the street earlier than expected, Village Administrator Dan Rogers stated at the meeting.
He estimates they will begin construction sometime in mid-October.
The project is set to resurface Cherry Street from Marion Street to Park Avenue.
Additionally, Rogers held a pre-construction meeting for the Fort Gilead improvement project.
The water and sewer line for the property are expected to be installed shortly.
The Ohio Department of Transportation also met with Rogers and other village officials to discuss project specifications for upcoming state route reconstruction projects in the village.
Council members unanimously approved an amendment to ordinance 1750 concerning peddlers’ permits and license fees.
The legislative body also passed resolutions 9-19-16 and 9-19-16A. The first allows the village to purchase 500 tons of rock salt to soften Mount Gilead’s water.
The second will allow Rogers to apply to Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement Program for funding for a Douglas and North Main Street water tower improvement project.
The water towers are set to be cleaned and painted.
Mount Gilead Council is scheduled to next meet on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.
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