PORT WASHINGTON — Council members discussed the purchase of a concession stand building for the new T-Ball Field with Little League Representatives Brett Guspyt and Ryan Burrier recently.

The village will be working in conjunction with the baseball league representatives to get the new field ready for the upcoming season. Bleachers, playground equipment and flag poles will also be installed this season.

Mayor Tom Gardner indicated that a dedication for the new field will be planned for the near future. Terry Bates donated the land and the Rosenberry Foundation allotted the money for the fencing and dugouts for this project.

Council members also:• Heard that the Street Department Truck has been repaired. A new transmission was installed at a cost of $3800. Work was completed by Top Notch Auto in Gnadenhutten. There is a three year warranty on the transmission,

• Learned Council President Joe Bourne will proceed in applying for grant money for the purchase of a new lawn mower for the village.

• Approved patrolman Jeff Stearns to attend a two day Shooter Class in April. Village will pay for any expenses incurred for this class.

• Approved the purchase of a new digital camera for the Police Department. Estimated cost will be $100.

Council was distributed the specifications and bid proposal for refuse collection for the village. Council will review and discuss at the next meeting for any changes needed. Once approved, these specifications and bid proposal will be advertised and mailed to refuse collection companies. The village is proceeding with making refuse collection mandatory for village residents.

Council was informed that Buckeye Career Center will have students in need of community service hours. The village will participate in fulfilling community service hours for students with several projects in the village that is needed such as mulching, painting, etc.

The next meeting was to be March 6 at 7 p.m.