CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- The Finance Committee of Cambrige City Council met on Monday night, facing a very light agenda.
Finance OK'd the appropriation of just over $29,450 to the police vehicle line item. The money is in the form of an Insurance check for the replacement of a Cambridge Police cruiser that was totaled in a high-speed pursuit on April 16. Responding to a request for help in the high-speed pursuit, the cruiser was involved in a one-car crash on Georgetown Road just south of the Huston Hills subdivision. Officials say the driver lost control in cinders on the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. At that time, the car went airborne and came to rest on an embankment. Officers Zach Wolfe and William Calvert were taken to Southeastern Med for what were reportedly minor injuries.
The Code Enforcement Officer requested the appropriation of over $2,900 to Services by Contract. Most of the money, over $2,500, was from scrap profits from the recent Spring Clean-Up. The committee approved the request. And the Cambridge Fire Department asked to appropriate $941 into their budget. The funds were an EPA refund from a Hazmat call out. That request was given a thumbs up as well.
And finally Finance gave Safety Diretor Rocky Hill permission to apply for a Federal Grant for an elementary school resource officer, in emergency. The grant would pay for 75% of the cost of an SRO for for the elementary schools in the Cambridge City School District.
These and other requests will come before the next full meeting of Cambridge City Council on Monday, June 9th.