Republic officers to get body cams

REPUBLIC — Republic Village Council members approved the purchase of two body cameras for the police department Monday evening.

Chief Don Holmer requested the purchase, which offers a no-fault, three-year warranty on the cameras, for $3,015. A $1,000 Public Entities Pool safety grant would be used, with the department’s equipment fund providing the other $2,015.

Mayor Jeff Larick thanked Councilman Jeff Moyer and village maintenance worker Tony Carter for assisting with clearing snow last weekend that kept the highways open through the village.

Councilman Kevin Thompson reported on the utility committee meeting with Village Administrator Darin Brown to discuss the water tower inspection results. Some foundation work needs to be done, but regular maintenance work is to continue. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is to inspect the water plant Feb. 14.

Councilman Mike Schreiner stated Scipio/Republic Fire Chief Jason Porter has completed the framing and waterproofing for the signs to be posted at the village limits.

Village officials and employees, fire chief and police chief have scheduled an Emergency Management Agency seminar in council’s chamber for 10 a.m. Sunday to coordinate efforts in cases of emergency.

In other business, the council:

• Heard that all funds total $2,052,838.50 with $600,000 of that invested.

• Heard the village has applied for a Robert G. Teach grant through the Tiffin Charitable Foundation to upgrade Community Park.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 4.