Letter requests ex-staffer serve full sentence

BLOOMVILLE – Village Solicitor Tim Hoover told council members Wednesday night he had written a letter to the Victims’ Assistance Program declaring their wishes that former police officer William Laugherty, incarcerated for stealing village property, serve his full sentence and not receive an early release.

Santa is to stop in Bloomville 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Bliss Memorial Library.

Mayor Steve George presented council with a letter from FSI that explained trash services for a three-year period. After some discussion, it was determined they would contact them for a clarification of some figures.

Police Chief Howard Minzer said a three-year state grant that has been providing the village with a computer, software and phone service for the cruiser is to expire. The village now is to be responsible for the annual $528.60 expense.

Clerk/treasurer Janis Weasner reported all accounts contain $270,000 with another $165,000 invested. She said the county auditor has informed her the 1.5 mill renewal levy for police protection is to realize $12,397 in revenue. Members then heard the first reading of the resolution declaring a necessity for placing the renewal levy on the May 6 ballot.

Council adopted an ordinance amending an ordinance referring to rates for supplying water and increasing the base rate $5 per month effective Jan. 1.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 18.