HomeLocal NewsBellefontaine City Council Swears in Two New OfficersBellefontaine City Council Swears in Two New OfficersWed, September 27, 2023 by News RoomSHARE NOW Written by: Izik Z. Cox The Bellefontaine City Council gathered in regular session Tuesday evening.With many in attendance, 2 brand new qualified candidates were sworn in as the newest members of the Bellefontaine Police Department; Mason Treen and Braden Jacobs.Police Chief Chris Marlow was very happy to see the additions to the team: In other BPD news, a brand-new police cruiser is set to begin building on the week of November 6th, Bellefontaine Police expect to be riding in style in the coming months.The Distracted Driving trailer is also set to make a re-appearance around the county, providing a hands-on learning experience for students in surrounding schools. “That is such a great tool…” Council-Woman Deb Baker proclaimed as Chief Marlow mentioned the return of the trailer.All Council Members were present Tuesday evening, with the exception of President Zed Wagner; whose role was filled by Council-Woman Deb Baker.All Resolutions were adopted, as well as all ordinances being approved by the council with 100% Council votes.1. Ordinances for 1st reading23-60 a. An ordinance determining to proceed with the acquisition, construction, and improvement of certain public improvements in the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio in cooperation with the Greater Bellefontaine Energy Special Improvement District and declaring an emergency.r23-61 b. A resolution approving the petition, plan, and Articles of Incorporation of the Greater Bellefontaine Energy Special Improvement District, Inc. and declaring the necessity of acquiring, constructing, and improving certain public improvements in the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio in cooperation with the Greater Bellefontaine Energy Special Improvement District, Inc., and dispensing with the rule that this resolution must be read on three different days pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 731.17(a).23-62 c. An ordinance levying special assessments for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and improving certain public improvements in the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio in cooperation with the Bellefontaine Energy Special Improvement District, approving an energy project cooperative agreement and a special assessment agreement and declaring an emergency.23-63 d. An ordinance authorizing the Service-Safety Director to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Bellefontaine-Logan County Finance and Development Agency for the installation and provision of Peak Fiber internet service to the Municipal Airport and declaring an emergency.23-64 e. An ordinance making supplemental appropriations and amending the permanent appropriations ordinance for purposes of incidentals-capital improvements #2 and declaring an emergency.2. Ordinances for 2nd reading23-56 a. An ordinance making supplemental appropriations and amending the permanent appropriations ordinance for purposes of state audit expenses – auditor and capital equipment – police and declaring an emergency.23-57 b. An ordinance authorizing and creating a fourth Assistant Fire Chief position in the Bellefontaine Fire Department.23-59 c. An ordinance amending Chapter 1313 flood damage prevention of the codified ordinances of the City of Bellefontaine and declaring an emergency.3. Ordinances for 3rd reading23-53 a. An ordinance accepting application for annexation of certain territory/real estate to the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio, containing 15.058 acres, owned by Tod Johnson et al, located in Lake Township adjacent to the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio, establishing zoning classification therefore, amending the zoning map and declaring an emergency.The next council meeting is set for Tuesday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.