Council approves joint cemetery measure, MGPD K-9 cancer free

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.

Additionally, members from the joint cemetery board stated that the cemetery levy that was presented before Morrow County voters in the March 15 primary election will again appear on the ballot. Following passage of the cemetery legislation, Mount Gilead Council adjourned to meet in regular session.

Mount Gilead Police Chief reported to members of council that the department’s K-9 Segear, who had been undergoing cancer treatments for lymphoma had been ridded of the disease. “The canine has a three to five-year window as far as serviceability left,” he stated at the May 2 council meeting. “As of now he is cancer free.”

While no longer affected by lymphoma, MedVet veterinarians have recommended the dog seek additional treatments to remain cancer free. Mount Gilead Police Officer Tom Cronenwettt has set up a GoFundMe page for additional medical costs.

Zerman also stated that the department wanted to shift its K-9 vehicle to the 2010 Crown Victoria, a move that will cost $1479 to have the car properly outfitted. Council members passed legislation, which will allow MGPD to do so.

By Zach Jones

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803 or on Twitter @zJones_1239

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803 or on Twitter @zJones_1239