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City approves officer, K-9 for Dawson-Bryant school district

The Coal Grove Village Council took action on Wednesday evening to approve a contract with Dawson-Bryant local school district to provide a school resource officer to the district, along with K-9 service as needed.

The school district approved the contract at its last meeting, according to village fiscal officer Dylan Markins. They were presenting it to council for its approval now, prior to the beginning of the school year. The new contract mirrors the contract from the previous year.

Council also approved the purchase of a new time clock system and software. The new time clock will be located in a central location, so that employees don’t need access to the secure jail area to clock-in.

Council tabled a motion to purchase a new utilities billing software system that would allow customers to, among other things, access accounts and pay their bills online with a debit or credit card. They will reconsider the issue at their next regular meeting.
Council also tabled a motion
to contract for the replacement of carpet throughout the meeting hall, including replacing carpet in the kitchen and both bathrooms with laminate material. Instead, council will seek new quotes for replacing the carpet in bathrooms only with tile or laminate materials.

Council moved to advertise garbage bids in September and October. They plan to award the new bids in November, prior to their current garbage collection contract expiring in December.

In other action, council discussed continuing to postpone fire hydrant flushing, to avoid stirring up sediment that could lead to stained laundry prior to the start of school, and future plans for guardrail repairs.

Council then went into executive session, before the end of the meeting, to discuss employee compensation.