VANDALIA — The Vandalia City Council honored the Vandalia Lions Club on its 75th anniversary Monday night.
Mayor Arlene Setzer presented Lions Club President Ted Sheline with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, March 21 as Vandalia Lions Club Day.
Setzer noted that the Lions Club is the longest-tenured community service organization active in Vandalia.
“The Vandalia Lions Club has worked tirelessly, embracing programs and activities that result in the betterment of the City of Vandalia and its citizens,” said Setzer. “The Vandalia Lions Club further serves the community by providing scholarships to high school students, volunteering countless hours to support the mission of the Vandalia Food Pantry and spearheading other philanthropic efforts and projects too numerous to mention.”
She also praised the club for sponsoring its Halloween Parade for the past 68 years.
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In other action, the council approved a second reading of a rezoning request at 3320 Benchwood Road. The rezoning will pave the way for the construction of an IHOP restaurant at the site.
The council also appointed former Vandalia Municipal Court Prosecutor Claudia Turrell to the Planning Commission.
Other actions approved by the council included:
- Authorized the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the United States Air and Trade Show to provide police and city services to support the Vectren Dayton Air Show in exchange for one Flight Line Chalet and 200 tickets each day of the show. The city would be reimbursed if the expenses exceed $21,900. In 2016 the city spent just under $14,000 in police and fire expenses.
- Approved the purchase of a Fire Command Vehicle from Beau Townsend Ford at a cost of $30,876.50.
- Approved the purchase of a new backup server for the city’s IT Department at a cost of $24,147.02.
- Renewed the city’s purchasing agreement with Verizon for cellular service, hot spots, and data connections for fire and police vehicles. The agreement is not expected to exceed $28,000.
- Approved the purchase of router connectivity for the Division of Police to the state’s Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) at a cost of $14,880.
- Authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract for Building Plan Review at a rate of $80/hour.
Following the meeting, the council adjourned to executive session to discuss upcoming negotiations with the Ohio Policeman’s Benevolent Association and to discuss the annual review of City Manager Jon Crusey.
Crusey is in the final year of a three year contract that expires on April 7.