The Mayor’s Court collected $9,898 in May, Mayor Mark Stoner reported to council last week. The collections included $1,823 in fines, $4,798 in forfeitures, and $3,277 in miscellaneous costs.
The mayor also reported that Tyler Donnell and Ryan Hartle had completed advanced training and earned their Ohio Firefighter I Certification. Earning Firefighter II certifications were Tony Shirey, Tony Caligiuri, Ray Rygalski, Bob Bowman, and Will Hartford. The state of Ohio requires three levels of training.
Ed Ausmus, Ed LeMay, Dillon Sparks, Jeremy Johnson, and Orlando Cuevas have completed their initial basic fire training, the mayor reported, and were Ohio Certified Volunteer Firefighters. Marci Hinzman has resigned from the fire department because her family is moving from the area.
In other business, the council at its regular meeting agreed to pay up to $999 to grant writer Kurt Bradley to prepare an application for a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $500,000.
If the application is successful, the city will use the money to buy a fire engine to replace its 1983 unit. The city would be responsible for a 5 percent match.
Mr. Bradley’s fee covers unlimited phone and email consultations and a customized application strategy for the fire department’s particular needs.
Council did not vote on renewing its contract with Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., the owner of its two speed and red light photo-enforcement cameras, because three members were absent: Connie Hughes, Randy Kozina, and Dave Gallaher.