Larick named Republic prez pro-tem

REPUBLIC – Republic Village Council members elected Jeff Larick to serve as president pro-tem in Mayor Bruce Lambert’s absence during the year. Solicitor Jim Gucker swore him into office during the organizational meeting that also set 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays for meeting times.

Members went over the reevaluated list of property and equipment to determine insurance coverage needs for the village. Councilman Mike Oberlander moved to amend the present values as determined by council. The approved figures are to be presented in determining costs for liability for law enforcement and council members, technology, personal property, vehicles and buildings coverage.

Council said the village will not pick up Christmas trees this year and it will be up to the homeowner to discard them.

Fiscal Officer Monique Delaney reported $488,000 in the checking account.

In other business, council:

Adopted an ordinance establishing temporary appropriations for 2013 and declaring an emergency.

Heard the second reading of a resolution authorizing the village to enter into a mutual aid contract with Bloomville for additional police protection.

Heard the first reading of an ordinance designating maintenance workers as part time, working less than 32 hours per week.

Discussed mutual aid agreement for police protection with Attica.

Heard the post office parking lot has been difficult to navigate since snowy weather.

Directed Gucker to draw up ordinances for the adoption of council rules and the 2013 Ohio Basic Code.

Heard newly elected Seneca County Commissioner Fred Zoeller is to attend the Feb. 4 council meeting.

Council is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 as the third Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.