NEW LONDON - Police Chief Mark Holden honored two New London youngsters, Cameron Federer and Maci Mayhorn, at Monday's council meeting.
When Cameron's mother Lisa had a seizure while driving her car in the late afternoon of May 30, 13-year-old Cameron steered the vehicle through the crowded village parking lot and brought it safely to a stop without hitting another car or a person.
Maci, 9, called 911 when her mother had a seizure at 3:30 in the morning of June 1 and stayed on the line with the dispatcher until help arrived.
Holden said both youngsters deserve a lot of credit for their quick action in potentially life-threatening situations, and he presented each with a letter of recognition from the police department and Mayor Dar Anderson.
Holden reminded residents house numbers are required on each residence and without them emergency crews may not be able to respond as quickly as they did in the situation at the Mayhorns. He said he will personally install the numbers for anyone who needs assistance.
Two representatives from CDJ Consultants appeared before council to answer questions concerning their possible employment by the village to assist with such matters as grant writing and strategic planning. No action was taken.
In other business:
Council learned mosquito spraying will begin this week. Anyone who wants to be notified because of breathing problems should contact village hall.
Council passed an ordinance bringing a contract with Northern Ohio Rural Water in line with the contract the village has with Rural Lorain Water.
Council initiated an ordinance changing meeting times from 7:30 p.m. to 7 and heard the next CIC meeting is at noon June 19 at the Reservoir Park.