City council discusses safety levy committee

| February 24, 2015

COSHOCTON – The progress and direction of the committee put together to promote the upcoming safety levy was discussed at the Feb. 23 Coshocton City Council meeting.

“Councilman (Glenn) Mishler has done a great job of putting together a cross section of people for this,” said Council President Cliff Biggers.

Councilman Brad Fuller also suggested that the committee stress that this safety levy has nothing to do with property the county commissioners recently bought for a new justice center.

“The mayor and I have already talked about the importance to sharing that what the county chooses to do has no impact on this levy,” Mishler said.

If the safety levy passes in May it will raise city income tax an additional one half percent to help pay for law enforcement, criminal justice operations and general safety and security of the citizens and public areas.

Mayor Steve Mercer didn’t have a report to give at the meeting, but Service Director Jerry Stenner took a moment to commend the city’s plow crews.

“With as cold as it has been Mr. Ruby and his crew have had some tough decisions to make and I think they’ve made good ones,” Stenner said. “They’ve been keeping the town in good condition.”

The meeting’s agenda also included:

  • First reading for ordinance 6-15 – approves the addition and inclusion of certain ordinances as part of the various component codes of the codified ordinances of the City of Coshocton by the Walter Drane Company
  • Third readings for the following ordinances, which all passed: Ordinance 4-15 establishing trash pickup rates; ordinance 5-15 establishing the 2015 pay schedule for the recreation department; resolution 2-15 recognizing the month of February 2015 as Black History Month

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