|Elida council taps Bowersock interim chief|
|Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:00 AM|
BY CYNTHIA YAHNA
ELIDA — The Elida village council meeting was called to order by Mayor Ron Klopfenstein on Tuesday.
The mayor told council he has appointed Greg Bowersock as acting police chief during the interim.
“As you all know, Mr. Hollis resigned as chief of police and his last day was Sept. 24. I have quite a few applications coming in,” Klopfenstein said.
The village police department provides law enforcement with one full-time officer and three part-time officers. Bowersock is the full-time officer.
“Since we are not a full-time (police) department, many times the department office is not manned; however, during regular business hours, the office staff at town hall can assist people,” Klopfenstein added.
Councilman Scott Fessler reported that he had received communication from Austin Klaus about the discussion last meeting on the Safe Walks to School.
“Klaus spoke with a representative from ODOT and according to them, the grant money will cover all costs,” Fessler said.
However, ODOT confirmed the village would be responsible if any additional expenses are required during construction because it is the village’s project.
“We can increase or decrease costs as we deem necessary,” Fessler added.
Fessler also reported on the Miller property that is waiting to be demolished.
“The asbestos has been removed and the next step is for the East Dominion Gas Company to complete their work. When the work is done, they will then proceed with the demolition of the property,” he said.
The next scheduled village council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.