OTTOVILLE — Villagers here will see a new police cruiser about town after the first of the year. Ottoville Village Council approved the purchase of a 2013 Ford Taurus for $30,727 from Statewide Ford in Van Wert.
Police Chief Jay Herrick told council the vehicle will be black in color and will need new radar equipment provided by the state, a new light bar, cage and console items installed.
The old cruiser will be offered for sale in a bid process.
Council also approved insurance for the village’s property and liability at $13,641 for the year. Property values for the village increased slightly. The village is part of the Public Entities Pool.
The village will run the purchase of playground equipment for the local mother’s club through the village books. The club has received a matching grant of $19,443.50 toward the purchase of the equipment and its installation. The equipment costs $26,231.38.
Board Public Affairs officer Phil Hilvers reported on several items concerning the village’s water plant. He announced the clearwell was cleaned and the hydrants were flushed.
REAL Waste Disposal LLC will perform the village’s refuse collection. Council approved a resolution Monday approving the contract and allowing for a three-year renewal after the first year.
The village has begun leaf pickup. Residents are encouraged to take leaves to the curb but not onto the street.