MIDDLEPORT — Temporary appropriations in the amount of $1,733,000 for village operations in 2013 were approved by Middleport Village Council at Monday night’s meeting.
Adjustments to that figure may come when Council approves permanent appropriations prior to the March 31 deadline.
At the meeting to request permission to collect scrap metal from along the riverbank in Middleport was Adam Nettles. The riverbank belongs to the village, according to Mayor Mike Gerlach. Nettles was given permission to collect the scrap iron along the riverline, and asked to check with adjacent property owners if collecting material beyond that.
Council approved accepting the Delay sculpture which will be placed in the lobby of the Middleport Village Hall. The sculpture is being designed by Robert Delay, former resident, and will be cast in bronze. The casting is being paid for by Middleport alumni.
A report from Chief of Police Bruce Swift shows that 18 traffic citations, 27 criminal citations, and eight warrants were handled in mayor’s court, that receipts were $6,079, and that eight crash reports, 54 dispatch reports, and 23 incident reports were handled through the police department. It was announced that at the 6 p.m. Dec. 20 Community Watch meeting, Lt. Joel Lynch will conduct a drug awareness program.
The report from the fire department shows nine calls answered in November requiring 104 man hours on calls, 66 man hours on station and equipment maintenance, and 53 on training.
As for Jail Administrator Mony Wood’s report, it showed that to date this year $166,002.98 has been billed for outside housing in the jail. A total of 597 inmates have been booked since the jail opened in the spring with 395 coming from other agencies, according to the report. An extensive report of work done during over the past month was given by Faymon Roberts, Middleport Village administrator. It included everything from digging graves to installing Christmas lights.