Cardington hires part-time police officer

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Acting on the recommendation of Mayor Susie Peyton, Cardington Village Council appointed Mandi J. Demorest to serve as part-time police officer for the village, effective June 19.

She was given the oath of office by Peyton. Demorest is a graduate of the MTC Police Academy and a Morrow County resident.

Police Chief James Wallace said the department had received 105 calls for service in May. He reported that over the weekend, a person they had arrested kicked out the side window of the newly purchased 2017 cruiser. It is being repaired.

The Kids in the Park program is going well, he said, with youngsters participating on Wednesday nights.

Fiscal Officer Deb Fry submitted bills for payment totaling $221,056.41.

She pointed out the largest payment in that total was $191,495.90, second half payment to OWDA Loans, second half Waste Water Treatment Plant. Payment of the bills was approved.

A public hearing on the 2018 revenue budget was held with no one participating. Council then adopted a budget in tentative form for 2018. This was needed so it could make the Morrow County Auditor’s deadline of July 20.

Fry offered figures to show as base water and sewer rates decreased, usage charges have also decreased.

Village Administrator Danny Wood said paving of Reichelderfer Streethas been completed. He said the department had removed five trees. During the process of putting in meters for I & I they discovered water in manholes and debris at several locations. They continueto check on those.

He also discussed possible water upgrading options and other water supply options.

Council will meet only once next month, on July 17.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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