Manchester council learns of real estate tax debt

2012-04-04T22:00:00Z 2012-04-06T10:45:05Z Manchester council learns of real estate tax debtKAREN STEIN Ledger Independent
April 04, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

MANCHESTER, Ohio | Village council members learned Tuesday evening the village may owe the county thousands in back real estate taxes for the old Woolard school property.

Village Clerk Heidi Huron said the former mayor, Cornelia Dettmer had been in the process of applying for an exemption for the taxes. But Huron was not sure of the outcome of the application or if Dettmer submitted the application.

Councilman Roy Carpenter, who acted as temporary mayor the last few weeks of Dettmer's term in 2011, said the former mayor had not said related the issue to him.

Current Mayor Troy Jolly said it could take six months or even a year to get the problem resolved so the school can be sold.

In other business, council:

-- Learned Manchester Police Department has collected $13,857 in warrants for the first quarter in 2012, according to Chief Bruce Troutman. In March, Troutman took in $3,069.50. His officers also wrote seven traffic tickets and five criminal citations in March, he reported. The around-the-clock coverage by his department has made a difference, with fewer incidents of crimes, Troutman said.

-- Authorized Buster Ruark, director of the street department, to purchased a used 350 Ford (bucket) truck for $6,000. The village's old truck will be up for bid, council agreed.

-- Announced the annual village clean-up will be April 13 from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m .and April 14 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m.

-- Announced the annual Easter Parade will begin at 1:15 p.m., Saturday. Russell Pollitt, World War II veteran and fire chief will be the grand marshal this year.

-- Learned Fire Chief Rick Bowman is in the process of installing solar panels in the water and sewer treatment plants. He said the village will collect power from them, but at no cost to the village.

-- Learned the parks and recreation committee is looking for fund-raising ideas to pay for an outdoor cinema system.

-- Announced the events committee will meet April 9 at 7 p.m., to discuss possible events for the summer. Carpenter said he would like the public to come and help make plans.

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