Pioneer Village Council October Meeting

By Kay Raypholtz – THE VILLAGE REPORTER

The October 2013 meeting of the Pioneer Village Council was re-scheduled for the first Monday of the month rather than its usual date of the second Monday of the month. There was a light agenda, with an ordinance being passed, and approval of a new sign for the village.

In his Police Department report, Chief Tim Livengood said that the department had 130 calls for service. Of those, 31 were dispatched, 80 were officer initiated, 5 were by telephone, 12 were walk-in, and 2 were from other agencies. The southeast quadrant of the village remains the busiest, with Sunday as the day of the week with the most activity. There were 15 incident reports. Fourof those were for disorderly conduct, 3 for domestic violence, and 2 for criminal damaging. There were three vehicle accidents, with only property damage. The average response time this month was 0:00:42, and the average time out on a call was 0:14:38. Fire Chief Denny Fackler was not present, and there was no report for the Fire Department.

Al Fiser gave the Administrator’s report. Council members approved a new sign to be erected in Crommer Park. Village youngsters will be happy to know that they can visit with Santa on December 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gazebo. Santa will arrive in style in one of the town’s fire trucks.

In the fiscal report, Village Clerk April McMillen gave figure on the AMP-Ohio loan payment. On principal, the cost was $300,000; $20,083.87 was spent for interest, and the cost of insurance was $12,282.25.

Council then voted to approve Ordinance 10-2913, an ordinance amending the appropriations for 2013 and declaring an emergency. This ordinance was passed to enable the village to make payments to cover the cost of the AMP loan, and for the purchase of a backhoe for the town. Purchase for the equipment had been approved at a prior meeting.

Council went into executive session to discuss property acquisition and personnel compensation. There was no action taken following their return to open session.

Kay Raypholtz may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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