Mount Gilead Council holds joint meeting with Twp.

By Zach Jones -

In a joint meeting with Gilead Twp. Trustees, Mount Gilead Council and Gilead Township approved a resolution that designates the millage for residents of the village and township to pay for operation of the Union Cemeteries in the area.

The passed legislation sets the taxable rate at .45 mills per dollar of property value within the township and village.

Following passage of the cemetery legislation and discussion over road paving issues, Mount Gilead Council adjourned to meet in regular session.

To open up the regular session, the legislature was addressed by a concerned resident over the lack of a codified noise ordinance in the village.

Her grievances stemmed from an issue she was having with her neighbors. Council members and Mount Gilead Mayor Mike Porter explained the difficulties in enforcing a noise ordinance.

However, council members agreed to set up a meeting with the police department to attempt to settle the complaint.

Fire department

Mount Gilead Fire Chief Greg Young updated council about the department’s previous month. They completed 26 calls for service in April.

Additionally, MGFD will be receiving its new brush truck this month. “The truck is due to be done May 19,” Young said. “We are going on the 23rd to pick up.”

The F450 V 10 gas truck cost the department $126,318, but 95 percent of the sum will be covered by a FEMA grant the department will receive.

General discussion

Council members discussed changing the right on red restriction at the intersection of the McDonald’s Parking lot and West Marion Street.

Currently, drivers are not permitted to turn right on red from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Members are looking into amending the current statute.

Submissions for the annual Dr. Nathan Tucker award are open. Those interested in submitting an application for the honor should contact a village official.

By Zach Jones

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