New city council members sworn in

Two new council members were sworn in during a meeting of Tiffin City Council Monday evening.

Bridget Boyle is serving the First Ward and Daniel Perry is serving the Fourth Ward.

“It has been a trying time over the last month, but I am excited to get the opportunity to work with you both,” Councilman Tyler Shuff said.

Shuff also was sworn in to serve as the Council President Pro-Tempore.

On another matter, Mayor Aaron Montz gave council an update on the progress of the city’s street paving project. Street paving has started and is set to be completed in late October or early November. Montz said the city waited until later in the year to fully maximize the funds collected by the city’s income tax levy that was passed last November.

In addition, he said the Miami Street project is taking longer than expected, but is still set to be open this year.

Montz also said the skating rink is set to be open before Christmas and Planet Fitness is still on schedule to open later this month.

Montz and Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerchner have put together a memorial plaque for the late Councilman Jim Roberts who died in September. The plaque is tentatively to be placed on Frost Parkway near the Veterans Memorial.

In events, Fall Fest is Friday to take place at Hedges-Boyer Park, and the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce annual meeting is Oct. 24.

In other news, council approved the following resolutions and ordinances:

• Ordinance to adopt a new credit card policy for the city and to appoint a new compliance officer.

• Ordinance to authorize the mayor to grant an easement from the cty to Columbia Gas of Ohio for a street.

• Ordinance to amend the 2019 budget to appropriate $7,500 to cover the cost of a sergeant’s exam in the Tiffin Police Department.

• Ordinance to amend the 2019 budget to appropriate funds for the city’s health insurance plan.