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Poland Village Council gets rid of old police cars

By J.T. Whitehouse

January 30, 2014
The Town Crier

Poland Village Council approved the donation of two old police vehicles to the Youngstown Police Department at last week's meeting. Both vehicles had very little value.

"One has been sitting at the Village garage for over a year," said Police Chief Russ Beatty.

The vehicles, a Ford Explorer and a Crown Victoria, were former police cars with high mileage and requiring major repairs. Beatty said one needed a transmission that would cost more than the value of the vehicle.

Beatty said the Youngstown Police Department wanted the vehicles for parts only. He said there was an attempt to sell the vehicles, but no one was interested and they have been sitting and taking up space at the Village garage.

"It will help clear out needed space," Beatty said.

He told council that the value of the vehicles was very minimal. Council agreed to donate them to the YPD.

On a different matter, council agreed to appoint Eleanor Zedaker to the Forest Board. Mayor Tim Sicafuse said Eleanor had requested to fill the seat of her late husband Bob Zedaker so she can continue the projects her husband was so dedicated to.

"She wants to continue Bob's work," Sicafuse said.

Council unanimously agreed to the appointment.

In other business:

* Regarding the street tree on Riverside Drive, Village Solicitor Anthony D'Apolito said the residents responded and don't believe the tree is their responsibility. D'Apolito recommended the village take it down and assess the property taxes.

* Councilwoman Linda Srnec requested any budget requests should be made soon as the budget committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 to review this year's budget.

* Council approved the appointment of Dave Smith to the Hine Fund and Jeff Vrabel to the Western Reserve Joint Fire District board.

* Council accepted a motion to enter into an engineer's agreement with MS Consultants for 2014.



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