2010-05-08 / News

More Buckeye Lake Council

By Charles Prince

BUCKEYE LAKE – Space constraints cut short our report on the April 26 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting last week.

During department reports, Police Chief Ron Small said the department had 100 calls for service in March. Year-to-date calls are 289. Officers worked 816 hours in March. Council member Hilde Hildebrandt reported that for the Feb. 20 to March 19 period, an officer was on duty for 625 hours out of 672 hours. Small said the new-to-the-department cruiser should be on the street soon.

Fire Chief Pete Leindicker had 38 squad runs in March with 18 transported. Year-to-date squad runs are 126. There were 10 fire runs in March and 29 year-to-date. Last month, Mayor Rick Baker asked Leindecker to include mutual aid numbers and average response time. For EMS runs, the department received assistance 12 times – once each for a medic and cardholder and 10 times for the run itself. Buckeye Lake provided mutual aid three times. For fire, Buckeye Lake received mutual aid once and provided it three times. Leinde cker said the average response time (dispatch to on scene) is six minutes.

“We need to put in some storm lines before we get this village paved,” Street Superintendent Mark Dymek said in his report. He has some estimates from contractors which he is passing on to the Service Committee and Baker. “We have a lot of areas that need storm drains,” Hayden added.

In his report, Baker said he and Miller meet with the Licking County Board of Health, seeking lower inspection fees for residents when they hook onto the new water system. “They didn’t vote in our favor,” he reported.

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