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Leetonia council also seeks own casino take

September 20, 2012
By KEVIN HOWELL , Salem News

LEETONIA- Village council will join other municipalities in questioning distribution of casino revenue in the state.

Council President Dan Summers Wednesday night asked Village Solicitor Walter Newton to contact county commissioners regarding the issue. He said he believed other municipalities had already done so and that he felt the village should do the same to maybe prompt some action.

Newton responded that his preliminary understanding of the situation is that municipalities are not cited a legal right, but an equitable right due to the decrease in local government funds, although he has not researched the issue yet. He said he would contact the commissioners since it cannot hurt anything to ask.

In other business, council approved the settling of debts for a police cruiser, fire truck and road department truck for a savings of approximately $13,000 over the next five years. Council also approved the second reading of an ordinance vacating approximately 114.5 feet of Anglemyer Street east of Spruce Street completely surrounded by the Ron Stratton property.

Additionally, Mayor Artie Altomare shared a letter from a resident commending the EMS Department and police dispatcher for their efforts during an emergency call in August.

The Artisans Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Wick Park.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Village Hall, preceded by a Water/Sewer Committee meeting at 6 p.m.

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