PORT WASHINGTON -- When Port Washington Village Council met, Mayor Tom Gardner administered the oath of office to Mickey Downey to serve as an auxiliary police officer for the village.

Street Commissioner Rick Swiger told council he needed more 25 and 35 miles per hour speed signs. Council agreed to purchase the signs.

Police chief Shawn Nelson said his notary public license will expire soon. Council agreed to pay for him to take the test and to have it renewed when the time comes.

The first reading of the ordinance prohibiting the keeping of certain animals in the village was read. Section 1 of the ordinance states no person shall keep any pig, horse, cow, goat, sheep, fowl, poultry, three or more dogs at least three months of age, or any animal or animals, whether domestic or exotic, within the Village of Port Washington.

The ordinance stated village council may grant an exception for small 4-H project animals as presented to council on a case-by-case basis.

This action was taken to prevent unsanitary conditions or offensive odors occurring in the village.

Second reading of this ordinance will be heard at the April 6 meeting.

Council discussed a new gutter to be replaced on the municipal building due to recent ice damage.