Effective Sept. 21, Newcomerstown Police Chief Tim Miller officially resigned from his position with the Newcomerstown Police Department.

Miller had been scheduled for a disciplinary hearing with the village following the Sept. 21 council meeting which was later canceled. Village council members later approved Miller's resignation.

A six-week investigation on Miller had taken place following allegations of misconduct. Investigative findings lead to seven charges which included verbal abuse of police department personnel and improper processing of police evidence.

Miller has served as police chief since 2003.

At present, Mike Kennedy will be serving as interim police chief.

Other business from the Sept. 21 council meeting included:

* Street Superintendent J.R. Simmons announced he had successfully completed mosquito control certification. Simmons also said the street department is attempting to decrease department expenses and has requested two seasonal employees to depart from the seasonal position earlier this year. Simmons said the department "started out in the red this year."

* Village trick or treat night was set for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

* Following a short executive session for personnel litigation, council approved the resignation of police reserve officer Jason Simmerman, effective Aug. 21.

* Influenza vaccines were approved for all village employees at $20 per employee.

* Council accepted the recommendation for Hitchens & Associates to award the 2009 resurfacing contract to Newton Asphalt Paving Inc. at a total cost of $46,481.

* First reading was approved for a resolution authorizing Mayor Steve Guy to prepare an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement Program.

Council's next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.