Police officers promoted to corporals in the village

Police officers promoted to corporals in the village

Kayla Morrison and Connor Bailey were promoted to police corporals during the May 7 Strasburg Village Council meeting. Council initially passed an ordinance creating the position of police corporal and then unanimously passed a resolution by emergency to promote the two police officers. They will receive $23.55 per hour with an increase to $24.05 per hour after six months of service in the new position. Police Chief Dave Warrick made the recommendation to council.

Morrison also received a Challenge Coin Award from Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital at Canton. She was told by the spokesman the award typically is given to an EMS employee but she deserved the honor. She responded to an accident with an individual using a chain saw. She applied a tourniquet to the affected area, and the patient was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, where immediate surgery was performed. The doctor on duty attended the meeting and said Morrison saved the patient’s life with her quick action.

Morrison is a Marine veteran and veterinary technician. She has been employed by the village for the past two years and recently completed trauma response training.

In other business

Council passed a resolution as an emergency to hire Donald Walkup as the water/wastewater Laborer 2 employee at a wage of $20.85 with $0.96 hourly for each of his licenses for a combined hourly wage of $23.73 per hour.

Council approved a change order of $28,434 to add cabinet doors and shelving needed to store equipment in the new fire truck.

Council heard the roof on the village/bus garage has been completed. Amish Commercial Roofing was hired to install roofs at the water plant and wastewater treatment plant on Railroad Avenue at a cost of $65,100. The current roofs are 25 years old.

Council learned quotes are being accepted to install sidewalks from Fourth Street Southeast to Franklin Park.

Council agreed to review two trash collection contracts. The current contract expires May 31. A new three-year contract will be in effect from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2027. Kimble currently has the contract.

Council adopted a resolution to participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 road salt contract.

Council held the first reading of an ordinance adopting Lexipol polices for governance of the police.

Council passed a resolution requesting the county auditor to certify the village valuation of taxable real estate and funds that would be raised for a certain millage for five years for a renewal of a park levy.

Council heard the ordinance regulating parking or storing recreational vehicles, trailers or boats as recommended by the village planning commission was not passed. The current ordinance will remain in effect.

Other information

Eleven cameras will be installed at different locations in the village.

The police responded to 215 calls in April.

A community party will be held May 18 at 4 p.m. at the green space on Wooster Avenue. Bingo is free and starts at 4 p.m. There will be food trucks and children’s games. Kapitzky Drive between First and Second streets will be closed to traffic. Parking is available in the bank parking lot.

The fire department responded to 45 calls from April 4 through May 7. When they were short staffed, off-duty members responded to assist. Several were answered by mutual aid as the on-duty crew were on another call. A total of 75 calls for service were answered in April.

Emily Crilley, library manager, gave a report on the upcoming events and information about the library activities. A kickoff summer event, Touch-a-Truck, will be held May 30 at 6 p.m. at the library.

A summer festival meeting will be held in June at 6 p.m. in Franklin Park. Food applications are available by calling Brent Metzger at 330-204-1284.

The next meeting will be held May 21 at 6 p.m. at 224 N. Bodmer Ave. A board of zoning appeals hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m.

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