FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Police Department will get a new cruiser, allowing it to retire a 7-year old sedan.
Fredericktown Council voted Monday to purchase a 2019 Ford Interceptor from State Wide Ford Lincoln, Van Wert, for $37,400. The recommendation to purchase the SUV-style cruiser came from the village finance committee.
The cruiser will be the newest vehicle in the police department fleet. Its purchase will allow the PD to retire a 2011 Chevrolet Impala with more than 100,000 miles on it, Police Chief Roger Brown said.
Brown said the next-newest vehicle at the PD is a 2015 Ford. The purchase of the Interceptor was influenced by the fact that it is the most affordable cruiser on the market, Brown said.
In other business, Village Administrator Bruce Snell informed council that he will be preparing an application for Ohio Public Work Commission funds for phases seven and eight of the village sewer separation project. The two phases will include installation of storm pipe on Taylor Street at College Street, running south to Second Street then east to Chestnut Street.
The project is aimed at diverting rainwater from being processed and released through the sewage treatment plant, passing it instead through stormwater infrastructure.
The two phases are expected to cost around $200,000, Snell said.
Snell said the 11 phase project is expected to be completed by 2022.
Snell further informed council that the 2018 paving project by Ambry Asphalt is complete, but contractors will be back in town to repaint center lines this week. A manhole will also be adjusted by the contractor. The project is expected to come in slightly under budget, Snell said.
Council held the first reading of a resolution continuing a enterprise zone agreement with Unique Metal Designs, Inc., as recommended by the Knox County Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC). TIRC recommends the enterprise zone continue based on Unique Metal Designs’ job and investment performance data for 2017, according to the resolution.
Council also approved a resolution accepting tax levy rates to be certified to the Knox County Auditor, and held the second readings on ordinances increasing sewer rates and decreasing water rates.
Mayor Jerry Day informed council that Oct. 6 will be village garage sales, followed Oct. 13 by dumpster day. Halloween Trick-or-Treat has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.