FORT JENNINGS — The Police Committee introduced Courtney Oney at the Fort Jennings Village Council meeting.

She has volunteered and will run a new Child Safety Advocacy Program (CSAP) at Fort Jennings Local School District for third-graders. This program will focus on issues of safety such as bicycle, crosswalk and seatbelt safety.

“I believe this will be a nice program and will encourage positive interaction between the police department and the third graders,” Mayor Jim Smith said. “The administration at the school has been very helpful and are excited to begin this new program.”

The Police Committee also requested a startup fee donation of $357.44 from the Village Council to help purchase DVD’s, posters and activity books for the program. This program will also be able to apply for and receive grants from places such as Walmart. The first program will be Oct. 9 during the normal school day.

In other discussion, it was noted that some minor work was done on the 13-year-old police car. The brakes still need checked, new tires will be required, and the check engine light keeps coming on. Once the maintenance is complete, the vehicle should last another year until a new police car can be purchased next fall. Options and police package quotes were reviewed but were tabled until a later time.

Trick-or-Treat was verified as 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. The Asset Management Plan for the Park Water System, mandated by the state, was discussed, finalized and adopted. Final copies are now on file.

2018 OPWC Grant Application is in place. It has been submitted and Mayor Smith will attend the meeting to represent Fort Jennings’ submitted projects. The storm sewer is connected and draining in the T M Menke subdivision property. Manholes are installed to grade and will eventually be a couple of feet underground for the benefit of the farmers, so they can farm right across them. Marker stakes will be installed for easy identification.

“In the long run, it will be a lot better for everyone involved and the farmers won’t have to farm around them,” Smith added.

An ordinance to accept the annexation of the Menke Subdivision after the 60-day hold required by law was approved. A resolution approving the subdivision preliminary plat as was delivered at the last meeting was also voted on and passed Tuesday. This is not the final plat. The final plat will not be approved until after all subdivision regulations are met, which includes streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Once all of that work is complete, then the final plat will be able to be accepted. Finally, Resolution 2018-007 approving the subdivision construction plans was voted on and passed.

“The Menke Subdivision project should be all ready to go now,” Smith said. “There is nothing holding them back.”

Council went into executive session to discuss some private personnel and legal issues and adjourned with no further business.

The next regular meeting of the Fort Jennings Village Council is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the village library.