On the record – Cortland

WHAT: City council meeting Monday

PRESENT: Deidre Petrosky, Kevin Piros, James Edwards, Kathy Fleischer, Patti Keller, Don Moore, Scott Rowley and Mayor James Woofter


• Enterted into a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the resurfacing of a section of state Route 305 between state Routes 7 and 534 within the city limits. Officials said federal funds will pay for the project, with the city covering $18,412 for the part of the road within city limits;

• Approved purchase of three police Tasers and accessories from Vance’s Law Enforcement in Columbus. Police Chief David Morris received a $5,000 assistance grant to cover most of the costs with the city paying $555 of the total $5,555. The Tasers were purchased through the state cooperative purchasing program;

• Met with representatives of Micro Doctor to discuss the city having an IT person to handle computers and software;

• Approved purchase of a John Deere backhoe loader from Murphy Tractor and Equipment of Harmony, Pa., at a cost not to exceed $177,845. The company accepted the city’s 1986 Ford backhoe loader as a trade-in at $9,000 and needed to make the price adjustment;

• Approved purchase of a 2019 Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle from Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lebanon, Ohio, to be utilized as the service director’s vehicle at a cost not to exceed $24,000;

• Set spring cleanup for May 2 and 3 and also scrap tire collection for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 to May 3, with tires to be brought to the city’s service building at Willow Park. No truck or trailer tires will be accepted;

• Were informed civil service tests were recently given for entry-level police officer and firefighter positions.

— Bob Coupland