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.
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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:
Res. 2017-16 was also unanimously approved as a final reading to pay two then and now certificates:
Ord. 2017-62 was withdrawn from the agenda.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.