LaFayette Village board discusses snow plow, post office

lafayetteThe LaFayette Village board was held Monday and members discussed whether to repair or replace the transmission in the Village snow plow truck. Currently, the truck is able to drive forward, but has lost the ability to go into reverse.
After a lengthy discussion, it was the board member’s decision to wait until after the currently predicted snow storm, and then take the truck to a Kewanee repair shop. At that time, after an inspection, a decision would be made to repair or replace the truck’s transmission.

Stark County Ambulance now a Critical Care Paramedic service

ambulance-logoStark County Ambulance is pleased to announce the recent upgrade of their service to Critical Care Paramedic, the highest level of care available in the state. The amazing process to progress the service from the Basic level (the lowest license level for transport ambulances) to Critical Care Paramedic has occurred in just 18 short months.

“I am proud of the advancements we have been able to accomplish to provide this level of care to the communities we serve,” said the Director and CEO of Stark County Ambulance, James Roesner.

Electricity savings on the way for Toulon

toulonIn the absence of Mayor Rick Collins, senior councilman Don Turnbull was appointed Mayor Pro-tem by the other council members present.
Few items were present on the February meeting agenda. After approving the usual cash receipt report and submitted claims, Water Superintendent Shane Milroy reported to the council that the city is working with Rumbold & Kuhn to relocate some water lines for their bin expansion projects. Milroy stated the new bins will be in the TIF district and so the city is being very accommodating.
Attorney Bruce Fehrenbacher reported he had the ordinance prepared for water billing procedures. The council will have a chance to now review the ordinance prior to taking the matter up in March.

Bradford police chief resigns

bradfordPolice Chief Dawn Dove resigned as Bradford’s police chief effective last Wednesday, February 6. In a brief written statement Dove informed the News she had resigned that morning and that Officer Gary Evans would be in charge.
Village President Adam Wilson confirmed that Dove had resigned in a statement that same day, “As of this morning, I received Dawn’s resignation and this is the only change of employment we have.”
Neither Dove, nor Wilson gave a reason for the resignation. There have been recent rumors circulating around the area that Bradford’s police department has been having issues recently, although there is no confirmation of this on the record from any official.

Time clock in store for Bradford Village employees

bradfordAt the Bradford Village board monthly meeting Saturday, the board discussed various brands of time clocks for Village employees to utilize. One costing $230 from Sam’s Club was unanimously approved to purchase for this purpose.
Instead of filling out their own time sheets, employees will be required to clock in and out of work, as soon as this new procedure is implemented.
A garbage pick-up contract from Murphy’s was approved by the board unanimously. The contract calls for a $10 charge per household for a term of four years. With 300 households in Bradford, the cost equals $3,000.
The motor vehicle driving policy was adopted by the board, which calls for sanctions if any violations occur of the policy. For example, driving a Village vehicle while legally intoxicated either with alcohol or drugs would bring specified penalties applicable to that Village employee.