Safety and Streets Minutes

Wednesday January 12, 2011
9 AM

Present: Christine Comstock, George Skipper, Mayor Spremulli, Chief Pitts, David Maine, John Bourisseau-Chair


1. Review Police and Service Hours
    Review status of Equipment and salt supplies. Discuss snowplow scheduling.
    --The Chief reports that all equipment is in good condition. He is ordering a new product from Cargill called ClearLane enhanced de-icer. It is a pre-wetted product mixed in with the salt when it is delivered, that enhances salt performance and durability leading to less use of salt. It costs and additional $5 per ton. The Chief reports that he is staggering shifts to control overtime and that streets are generally not being plowed between 11 PM and 4 AM.
   Review Budget recommendations for 2011
   --There have been multiple meetings to review service and police hours for the 2011 budget. Input from the Mayor, Chief, S&S and Finance has led to recommendations that all are comfortable with. The recommended budget does include a reduction in part-time police hours.

2. New Business
    Review ordinance to establish an Auxiliary Police force
     --The Mayor presented to S&S a proposed ordinance to establish an auxiliary police force in the Village. While Bentleyville has had auxiliary police in the past, they were authorized by a general order and not ordinance. ORC section 737.161 provides authority for a village to establish an auxiliary force and outlines specific responsibilities for the Mayor and Chief of Police. The S&S Committee supports the Mayor’s objectives regarding this ordinance and the auxiliary force, and recommends immediate passage once final language is worked out between the Mayor and Chief of Police.
   --The mayor requested that we all take some time to look carefully at the condition of Cannon Road. We have an opportunity to repave the road with a grant, and while the Village portion will be substantial, it will be cheaper in the long run to complete it now than to put it off any further.


Meeting Adjourned at 9:56 AM

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