No problems reported at county fair

MOUNT GILEAD — The village reported a safe week during the Morrow County Fair.

During last Tuesday’s 20-minute session Police Chief Brian Zerman told village council, “We didn’t have a lot of issues this year. It was a relatively good week.

“It was one of our better years, and I think the weather helped with that.”

Zerman also requested and received approval to hire Roger Meyer as an auxiliary police officer.

In other business, council:

• Voted to approve the 2018 health care package for village employees.

Council member Tim Clapper, presiding over the meeting, said there is an increase of $3,393 this year. But he called that “pretty reasonable.”

• Village Administrator Dan Rogers reported painting of the water tower will be pushed into next spring. He said the village is looking at two competitive bids. “Both evaluations came back excellent,” he said.

• Rogers said the pool’s business was down because of the cooler August weather.

• He also said the LED traffic signals being put in at Kroger will make the village fully LED-equipped.

• Rogers reported tree trimming has been done on several streets. Main Street, alleys, side streets and corners are due to be trimmed next.

• He confirmed the total cost for the garbage truck repairs and use of a rental truck was about $12,000.

• Council members and staff were asked to begin consideration of 2018 budget requests.

“If there’s something you need, it’s time to start thinking about it,” he said.

• The village’s trick-or-treat night is Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5-6 p.m.

By Anthony Conchel

The Sentinel

Reach Conchel at or at 419-946-3010, extension 1806.