Mount Gilead will now officially allow its residents to have ‘Pit-Bull’ breeds inside village limits after members of village council unanimously approved a measure to admit breeds with such designation into the village Monday night.
Typically, breeds given the ‘Pit-Bull’ moniker are the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
Sticking with the canine world, Mount Gilead Police Chief Brian Zerman announced to council members that the department’s K-9 officer Segar is making progress in his battle against cancer.
“He is responding very well to treatments,” he said. “Hopefully we can get through it.”
Additionally, Zerman stated the department has received 10 applicants for the vacant full-time officer position. Staff hopes to make a decision in the coming weeks.
The Mount Gilead Fire Department has brought their new vehicle into complete usage after having it outfitted with equipment necessary for firefighting.
MGFD Chief Greg Young said the truck is now ready for use outside the village limits.
In addition to the new vehicle, the department will now welcome two new part-time firefighters. Adam Stewart and Joseph Kelly both of Cardington will join the staff in limited capacity following council’s unanimous approval of their hires.
Nathan Tucker award
Council member Donna Carver also stressed residents to apply for the Dr. Nathan Tucker award. The recognition extends to anyone who has made a substantial contribution to Mount Gilead in 2015. Applicants need not to live in the village.
Deadline for application is May 23 and forms can be accessed at mountgilead.net.
Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 or on Twitter @zJones_1239