NEW LONDON - Village residents with low-to-moderate incomes whose homes have structural problems may be eligible for grant money for repairs.
Village Administrator Shawn Tappel told council Monday 100 percent funding is available for these projects, and he asked those who think they may be eligible to contact him at the village hall.
Tappel commended the village employees for their work on keeping the roadways clear during the recent snows, and he said he hopes the village will receive money through the county to help pave a couple of streets this year.
Two residents questioned council about recent reports of the village possibly losing the police department because of budget troubles. Council members encouraged anyone with ideas about solving the problem to contact them.
Council voted to promote police officer Josh Wilson to sergeant, second in command to Chief Mark Holden, who said the promotion would entail added responsibilities. Council members were unclear about whether the promotion would include a raise in salary.
Members were told the CIC is sponsoring a Home & Garden Show May 3 and 4 at the Hileman Building. Area businesses can rent a table for $50 and are asked to contact Steve Von Behren.
In other business, council:
Gave final approval to a dispatching agreement with the county sheriff's department.
Learned spring trash pick up is May 5 to 9.
Heard the planning commission and board of appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday to begin work on zoning regulations.
Set a public hearing for 6:30 p.m. April 14 on rezoning a piece of Firelands Ambulance Service property.