Council votes in new water billing policy

toulonThe Toulon City Council voted to approve a new water billing procedure Monday night at their March meeting.
The new policy which passed as an ordinance, states that all bills are sent on or before the 10th day of the month (or next business day, which applies to all these dates), due the last day of the month, and anything past due will be
given seven days notice before tagged and shut off 48 hours later, unless paid in full.

The ordinance also creates a $50 reconnection fee and recoups any costs associated with liens that the city incurs while
attempting to collect on overdue accounts. 

Technically the ordinance goes into effect 10 days after its passage, but changes in the procedure will start with the April

Bradford Village board meets again March 9

bradfordThe Bradford Village board held its monthly meeting Monday evening and decided to meet again on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be a Tax Increment Funding (TIF) committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. prior to Saturday’s meeting.
The TIF committee will discuss a request from Jerry Wilson for $15,000 in TIF funding. Wilson makes the request in conjunction with his plan to purchase the former Kaiserhof building on West Main Street. If Wilson is successful in obtaining the Kaiserhof, he would move his current business, DJs, to that location.
The board is searching for a new Chief of Police for the Village. According to President Adam Wilson, “We are going to take our time doing this.” Wilson also read during the meeting, Dawn Dove’s February 6 email letter of resignation as Bradford’s police chief.

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.

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.

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.