West Jefferson is covering the cost of a portable radio after the police department discovered it to be missing.
Council member Mike Conway asked Finance Director Debbie Dileo when and how the radio was lost.
“Honestly, I don’t know,” said Dileo. “I know that before I left for vacation I had a letter from the insurance company where they had received a claim.”
The claim was put in by the Police Department on June 19.
According to a memo from Police Chief Terry Ward, insurance will cover $2,769 of the $3,769 cost of the new radio.
Other business from Wednesday’s council meeting:
• Council authorized Mayor Ray Martin to enter in an agreement with the Ohio Water Development Authority for a loan which will be used to upgrade the Village’s water facilities.
The cost of the improvements will range between $4.4 to $5.4 million.
• A pre-annexation agreement with All Star Limited Partnership for 130 acres of land along U.S. Route 40 was approved by council. Some of the wording was off and was amended. The land is set to be used for commercial purposes, such as warehousing.
• Council approved an ordinance to appropriate $6,000 for an electronic messaging sign downtown. About $3,500 will come from the general fund while $2,500 will come from grant money. Donations have covered the bulk of the cost with more than $20,000 of them going toward finishing the project.
• The flushing of the village’s fire hydrants will start on Monday, July 10 through July 17 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Flushing may cause some discoloration of water and is not a health hazard. However, discolored water may damage or stain clothes being washed. To get rid of the off-color water, simply run your home’s faucets cold for 10-15 minutes.
Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617 or on Twitter @MSFKwiat.