NEW LONDON - New London voters will be asked to pass a 3-mill, 5-year general operating levy during the Nov. 4 election if council passes all three readings of an ordinance introduced Monday.
Administrator Shawn Tappel said the village has the lowest property taxes of any community in the county, and even with the 3-mill addition, it would still be among the lowest. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $91.88 a year.
Tappel asked the public to send or bring a copy of any Grove Street Cemetery lot deeds to the village hall to be copied and used for updating records.He also thanked the Fitchville United Methodist Church and Miller Bros. Grocery for their contributions to the fireworks fund.
Council finalized two ordinances, one rezoning the property located at 23 and 25 James Street currently owned by the Firelands Ambulance Service to a “governmental” use district.
The second added the rank of police sergeant to the department and set the pay range at from $16 to $20 an hour. Officer Josh Wilson was recently promoted to this position.
In other business, council:
*Approved a lot split on 25 Maple Street with property owned by Nathan Myers being sold to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
*OK’d the appointment of Chris Rowland and Jason Anderson to the Recreation Committee.
*Heard the Home & Garden Show is at the Hileman Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
*Set a workshop for 6:30 p.m. May 5 to discuss water and sewer regulations.
*Rescheduled the May 26 meeting to May 28.