Village of Mantua
Safety Committee Meeting
June 26, 2008

MEMBERS PRESENT: Chief Buchert, Marty Hura and Giles Seith

MEMBERS ABSENT: Asst. Fire Chief, Matt Roosa

OTHERS PRESENT: Judy Lisk

CALL TO ORDER: Meeting was called to order at 0633 am by Chief Buchert. May minutes reviewed. Motion to approve minutes by Giles, 2nd by Marty, all ayes.

OLD BUSINESS:The new radio tower at the High School. Everything is in and up; the AT&T lines have been transferred. The site has been tested and the deed cleared.

  1. Chief spoke with Barky from Barky Mart about the Siren Tower. He is going to look at doing the welding.

  2. Warranties for the Police cars. One has been purchased and the other will be when the factory warranty is close to running out. The cars will be covered until 107,000 miles or June 12, 2012; whichever comes first. There was an additional savings of $200.00 per vehicle.

  3. Gas for the patrol cars. No more has been purchased and we are OK at this point.

NEW BUSINESS:The Soap Box Derby; there was concern from the Clerk’s office about the 17 hours of overtime. The Village has paid for the security so far with no charge to the Derby. The approximate cost was $450.00. Changes may have to be made in the future; we did have the rain delay. It is a good investment for the Village. Chief will contact Bob Sovil and let him know there may be some changes next year.

  1. Copies of the Budget for 2009 were handed out; bringing back both employees that were layed off; two computers are old and need to be replaced; returning the health insurance to the way it was and raised, etc. The Mayor and Jenny have copies.

  2. Training is coming up in July; ASP Baton, OC and Radar Certification. These are required

  3. There was s suicide in the Village on Franklin St.; asphyxiation

  4. Part-time employee, Dispatcher Jennifer Justus will be resigning.

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL: None

ITEMS REFERRED TO SERVICE COMMITTEE: None

ITEMS TABLED: None

NEXT MEETING: July 31, 2008 @ 6:30am

ADJOURNED: Meeting adjourned at 0655 am by Chief Buchert

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Giles Seith, Chairperson

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H.W. Buchert, Chief of Police