The following actions took place at the Oct. 1 Port Washington council meeting:
• Approved agreement with Tuscarawas County Public Defender at a cost of $1,200 yearly fee
• Set Halloween activities as follows: Trick or Treat for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 30. The Historical Society Building will also be open handing out treats. As well as the Delaware Fire Dept. will be handing out treats
• Council member Ed Steffek will be restoring the village nativity set. The nativity set was originally made and donated by Terry Bates. Bates constructed the set when he was in school.
• Council members will be notifying village residents that there will be a 1/2% municipal income tax increase on the November Ballot for the election. This increase will strictly be used for Street Maintenance and Paving. The increase should generate approximately $25,000 per year.
• Heard a presentation from Jessica Daniels on creating a website for the village. Council agreed to proceed with the website.
• Approved the installation of new fencing at the cemetery at a cost of approximately $5,000. Council approved to submit applications for possible grant funding for this project.
• The Fire Dept. will be holding breakfast on Oct. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. The Historical Society will also be open during the breakfast hours.
• Approval given for Melinda Adams to paint the new doors on the village hall and fire department.
• Heard that the 2017-18 is nearly completed. Agreed to waive the exit meeting with the state auditors. Final paperwork will be received within the next couple of weeks.
Due to council member attendance, the next meeting will be rescheduled for Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.