West Lafayette Council gives final approvals for 2010William CasteelNewcomerstown NewsWEST LAFAYETTE -- Several ordinances were passed by West Lafayette Village Council during a meeting Dec. 20. The session, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 27 and later moved up a week earlier to accommodate the holidays, was the final session for this year. Among the several ordinances approved were the following:* Following a second reading and the declaration of an emergency, the updated curfew ordinance was approved. The ordinance states minor residents, under age 18 will be subject to juvenile court action and/or legal guardians of the minor subjected to misdemeanor charges with any violation of the midnight to 6 a.m. village curfew.* Water rate of 1 percent increase for residents using over 11,000 gallons of water. The rate increase will provide a $600 to $700 revenue for the village.* The annual appropriations were approved for 2011. The overall budget for 2011 is $1.4 million. A slight decrease in appropriations is noted in comparison to last year due to the loss of grant funding.* The benefit and pay scale was approved for village employees. The street department will receive a 25 cent raise, with the police department receiving 35 cents more.* The establishment of industrial water and sewer rates for Pearl Valley Cheese was approved. The suggested rate per the utilities committee is $2.75 per 1,000 gallons of waste water. Services are set to begin Jan. 1, 2011.* Council retained attorney Bill Owens as village solicitor for 2011.Council's next meeting will be Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.