Temporary appropriations approved for Newcomerstown

William Casteel Newcomerstown News Published:

With a new year on the way, Newcomerstown Village Council readily approved its 2013 temporary appropriations during its final session for this year last Monday evening.

The appropriations were reportedly based on last year's permanent appropriations and the expected income for next year.

A breakdown of the appropriations is as follows:

General Fund: Police department, $99,100; fire department, $25,000; street lighting, $25,000; dispatch, $52,000; Public Health Services (payment to the County Health Department), $900; and refuse contract, $1,700;

General government: Mayor, $16,800; council members: $3,900; clerk: $14,100; Boards and Commissions: $10,000; solicitor, $7,500; other general government, $61,00; Street Maintenance fund, $52,500; State Highway fund: $1,000; Cemetery fund, $30,000; Park fund, $11,000; Permissive Motor Vehicle fund, $13,500; Street Levy fund, $80,007.34; Police Pension fund, $10,000; Police training fund, $2,000; Drug Law Enforcement fund, $2,500; Capital Improvement fund, $0; Cy Young Park Improvements fund, $2,000; Water fund, $102,000; Sewer fund, $134,000; Water R&I fund, $78,000; Sewer R&I fund, $220,000; Water Well Field fund, $74,000; Street Open Trust fund, $0; and Cemetery Trust fund, 4,200;

Grand total of appropriations for 2013: $1,133,707.34.

Other business from the Dec. 17 included:

• Council reported they will be utilizing several of the village's part-time employees to complete the snow plowing this winter. There are reportedly five persons qualified to operate the snow plow.

• Councilmembers Dave Hickman and Jim Carr agreed to serve on the Fire Department Committee for 2013, which was later approved by council.

• Council is currently reviewing applications for the replacement of the village fiscal officer position that was recently vacated by former Fiscal Officer Kim Meek.

• A second reading was given for an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the Tuscarawas County Jail to house inmates for 2013.

Council's next meeting is set for Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the David Barber Civic Center, Newcomerstown.

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