FL council oks on-call cop


By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com



FORT LORAMIE — A part-time police officer will be on call in Fort Loramie whenever Chief Nathan Brown is not available.

During its Jan. 11 meeting, the Fort Loramie Village Council approved paying that officer half his usual pay rate to be on call, retroactive to November 2015.

The council also discussed and agreed that a property maintenance ordinance is needed. A draft will be prepared for future consideration.

In other business, the council:

• Heard a report by Tony Schmitmeyer that Access Engineering has begun marking property pins and proposed transformer locations for relocating the electric services in the Main Street project area and approved a payment to Access Engineering of $4,748 for engineering work on the project. The firm will be surveying the location of utilities to be run underground to each home. Council will provide an update to residents following a meeting with DP&L that had been scheduled for Jan. 15.

• Heard a report by Schmitmeyer that Ruhenkamp Boring and Trenching have installed main tile in Redskin Park. The firm will install lateral tiles as the weather permits. Schmitmeyer said he is still working with Rapid Development to get final drawings for the buildings.

• Approved a donation of $1,500 to Fort Loramie Liberty Days.

• Gave first reading to an ordinance approving 2016 appropriations.

• Responded to concerns voiced by Kevin Pleiman of Rapid Development that the Community Park parking lot had not yet been paved despite a donation by George Bornhorst of funds for that purpose. It was noted that $12,000 was the amount donated and since the money that he donated would cover a very small part of cost of paving the parking lot, the issue was tabled at this time.

• Listened to concerns voiced by residents of the Middendorf Plat subdivision that flows from the new Woodland Estates subdivision may cause water retention problems as the subdivision is devleoped. Council asked for the concerns and questions to be provided in writing so that they could be address at the next council meeting.

• Elected Matt Hoying president of the council.

• Announced that anyone wanting to be on the council’s agenda for future meetings must give notice by the Wednesday before the meeting.

• Went into executive session to discuss pending legislation.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.