OTTAWA — A veteran of the Ottawa Police Department has announced his retirement. During their meeting on Monday, members of the Ottawa Village Council accepted the resignation of Officer John Mullins, effective September 9.

Following 12 years of service with the U.S. Air Force, Officer Mullins signed on with the Ottawa PD in 1994, serving 25 years with that agency.

“John’s been a great member of the force and he’s going to be missed as a full-time officer,” Ottawa Chief of Police Rich Knowlton said. “He seems to be liked by everybody. He’s a great guy to work with.”

Council opted against discussing two proposed resolutions related to concrete and sidewalk repair at the village’s Memorial Pool. Tabled during council’s last meeting in June, and tabled again on Monday, the proposed resolutions offer two options for pool renovations: pressure washing and sealing concrete in front of the pool house at a cost of $2,076.50, or or a complete re-deck of the same area at a cost of $18,082. Council will likely take up the issue during its next meeting.

In other business, council:

• authorized Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Hermiller to begin the assessment process for delinquent water/sewer bills.

• approved a resolution authorizing an expenditure in the amount of $500 for liability coverage related to inflatables.

• approved a resolution authorizing the mayor’s and clerk-treasurer’s signatures on an agreement with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office for the submittal of fingerprints, as required by Ohio Revised Code.

The next regular meeting of the Ottawa Village Council is scheduled for Monday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the village offices.