Bellefontaine Prepares for Growing Pains


The Bellefontaine City Council met in regular session Tuesday night.

Mayor, Dave Crissman, and Service Safety Director, Wes Dodds, told the council that the city administration is beginning the planning process for the city’s future growth.

Dodds explains the idea:

Judge Kim Kellogg-Martin, Howard Traul, and Tom Reynolds all approached the council expressing their concerns about a possible marijuana dispensary coming to the city.

They were concerned about the welfare of not only the youth of the area but also the negative image it would reflect on the city.

Lisen to Judge Kellogg-Martin speak to the council:

The council went on to pass the following:

1. Ordinances for 1st reading:

  • R24-39 a. A resolution authorizing the Service Safety Director or Police Chief to apply for and accept a Spark Good local grant award from Walmart for use by the police department to purchase disaster relief and response portable scene lights.
  • 24-40 b. An ordinance authorizing the City Auditor to execute an adoption agreement with Ohio Deferred Compensation to authorize the City to offer its employees the Ohio Deferred Compensation Roth 457(b) and declare an emergency.
  • 24-41 c. An ordinance authorizing and directing the Service Safety Director to enter into a contract with RDP Technologies, Inc. for the replacement of the lime feed screw conveyor, sludge lime mixing augers, control panel, lime silo dust collector, filter media, and associated parts and declaring an emergency.
  • 24-42 d. An ordinance authorizing and directing the Service-Safety Director to enter into a contract with Alfa Laval, Inc. for the reconditioning of the belt filter press including belts, rollers, bearings, washboxes, hydraulics, control panel, and associated parts and declaring an emergency.

2. Ordinances for 2nd reading:

  • 24-36 a. An ordinance amending Chapter 192 Income Tax of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Bellefontaine, Ohio for purposes of levying an increase in income taxes in the amount of 0.267 percent in said city for additional park and recreation operations and capital expenditures and declaring an Emergency.

3. Ordinances for 3rd reading:

  • 24-35 a. An ordinance authorizing the Service Safety Director to dispose of a 1995 Smeal Ladder Truck through and declaring an emergency.

The Bellefontaine City Council will meet again on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30 PM in council chambers.