Scout at Republic council meeting for badge

REPUBLIC — Boy Scout Bryce Reiter from Troop No. 442 attended Republic’s council meeting Monday evening to accomplish his merit badge on Communications during a Public Meeting.

He was accompanied by his father, Matt Reiter.

Billing clerk Jodi Honaker announced that hydrant flushing happens Oct. 3-4, weather permitting.

Police Chief Don Holmer said his department would be participating in an active shooter class next weekend.

Councilwoman Deb Durr reported a resident burning within the village limits. Holmer said he previously had spoken to the resident. Mayor Jeff Larick reminded residents that no open burning is allowed.

Members were reminded Mircea Handru, executive director of Mental Health and Recovery Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties, would be addressing the council.

In other business, council:

• Heard the second reading of an ordinance authorizing advertising for bids for leasing 11 acres owned by the village, noting a three-year lease with a one-time automatic renewal.

• Heard the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting the keeping or harboring of farm animals within village limits with these exemptions: previously owning farm animals before the ordinance, fair projects, FFA, FHA and owning five or more acres.

• Heard all funds total $1,865,648.53 with $600,000 of that invested.

• Set trick or treat for 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and discussed the possibility of costume judging and refreshments at the fire house

Council is to meet next at 7 p.m. Oct. 2.