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Posted on: November 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Galion Applies for Another Grant to Assist Crime Victims

City Council met on Nov. 14 and gave authorization to apply for and accept grant funds through the VOCA and SVAA programs. Grants of $16,318 through the Victims of Crimes Act, and $1,417 through the State Victims Assistance Act, will be awarded to Galion, with a local match of $4,079.

Law Director Thomas Palmer noted the VOCA program provides resources to victims of domestic violence and a variety of other crimes. He credited VOCA Advocate Barb Letizia for her great track record over the last 15 years. “We get these grants because she’s top notch,” Palmer said.

Click here for more information about the VOCA program.

Council also passed Ord. 2017-64 as a final reading 6-0. Councilman Jim Hedges was absent that evening. The legislation amended 2017 appropriations for the following:

  • $30,000 for workers compensation in the Fire Department budget
  • $27,350 for workers compensation in the Line Department budget
  • $2,200 for workers compensation in the City Council budget
  • $18,000 for income tax collection services
  • $10,000 for Fire Department insurance
  • $13,000 for water maintenance salaries and wages
  • $15,000 Line Department salaries and wages
  • $30,000 contractual services in the Electric Fund
  • $2,500 for insurance in the Storm Sewer Fund

Res. 2017-16 was also unanimously approved as a final reading to pay two then and now certificates:

  • $27,000 to Main Lite Electric for assistance getting electricity restored after the Nov. 5 tornado. City officials commended the Line Department and Main Lite for responding quickly and working through the night.
  • $9,869 to CSX Transportation. Mayor Tom O’Leary explained CSX recently repaired the crossing at Sherman Street and sent the city a copy of an agreement dating back to the early 20th century. At the time, the city agreed to pay for maintenance of that crossing in exchange for extending Sherman Street.

Ord. 2017-62 was withdrawn from the agenda. It would have enacted changes to the customer charge within electric bills. The Utilities Committee held a special meeting immediately before the council meeting to discuss the proposed changes.  Discussion was tabled for the committee’s Dec. 6 meeting.

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