City Council approves Transportation Museum ordinance (Audio included)
10/23/2012 8:07:47 PM
By Nate Dunham
Ordinances highlighted the Bellefontaine City Council meeting Tuesday.
A Logan County Historical Society Transportation Museum ordinance was adopted on the first reading to start the building process. Robertson Construction Service of Heath, Ohio will construct the museum addition. The three million dollar project is funded by an Ohio Department of Transportation grant that will pay 80 percent of the project or roughly $2.4 million. The remaining funds came from donations raised by the Logan County Historical Society.
An appropriations ordinance was adopted on its second reading. The changes cover donations for upgrades at the police department including a new police dog. The appropriations were also made to cover tax refunds.
The annual Dr. Earl Sloan Endowment Fund ordinance was adopted during its second reading. The city administrates the fund and gives annual scholarships to needy students attending Bellefontaine City School. This year, 25 students will receive $60.
Councilman Mark Fissel discusses the financial ordinances.
An ordinance was adopted following its third reading to extend the city water and sewer lines to serve the .743 acre parcel owned by Douglas and Jeannine Elleman.
In other business, Council President David Henry will represent Bellefontaine in a Suzuka, Japan celebration at the end of November. Suzuka is Bellefontaine's sister city.
The Bellefontaine City Council will meet again on November 13th at 7:30 pm.