FOSTORIA - The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Fostoria as reflected by donations received for a program to provide presents for children and their family members.
More than $5,000 was received by "Christmas With A Cop" facilitator Officer Travis Ricker, exceeding the goal by $3,000. Donations still are being accepted. Police representatives are to accompany children Dec. 15 to purchase presents for the children's families.
Former council clerk and current Kaubisch Memorial Public Library board member Paul Allison ran into opposition in his request to be reappointed for a four-year term. Council Clerk Dave Clark asked to be considered for the position. Mayor Eric Keckler withdrew his request to reappoint Allison and council is to review the appointment at the next meeting.
In other business:
Jack Brubaker donated $200 toward the upgrade of the communication system for the police department.
Kenneth Shellhouse was appointed as representative to the Seneca County Board of Health.
Linda Cohen was appointed to Fostoria Civil Service Commission.
Doris Norris appointed to Kaubisch Memorial Public Library board.
Council approved legislation including:
An ordinance authorizing working foremen in Department of Public Service to earn license pay.
An ordinance amending section of Ordinance 2011-31 dealing with mayor staff pay and seasonal workers.
Council is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in council chamber at city hall.