Cadiz police seek drug fund access

Cadiz Councilmen Mike McPeak, left, and Larry Sickle study an item during Thursday’s meeting. — Dylan McKenzie

Cadiz Councilmen Mike McPeak, left, and Larry Sickle study an item during Thursday’s meeting. — Dylan McKenzie

CADIZ — Money from a drug forfeiture could benefit the Cadiz Police Department, Chief Ryan McCann told Village Council members Thursday.

McCann spoke to council regarding $12,000 his department received earlier this year as the result of a drug forfeiture. He asked council to approve an ordinance that would move the money into a fund that would allow his department to access it.

McCann is asking for $9,500 to be used for law enforcement and education and $2,500 for drug enforcement. Council advised him that moving the money would probably have to be done through the Harrison County auditor, and directed Village Solicitor Costa Mastros to look into the matter.

Council members discussed the report prepared by Village Administrator Charley Bowman that included results from microscystin and lead and copper testing. The tests show no abnormal numbers in the village’s water supply, it was learned.

Bowman’s report indicated the street department had finished drainage repairs in the alley on Maplewood Drive. Councilman Dan Ossman said he drove by the work site, and was pleased to see the results.

Bowman and council members Thomas Crawshaw and Terry Capers were absent from the meeting.

The administrator’s report indicated the street department had finished drainage repairs in the alley on Maplewood Drive. Councilman Dan Ossman said that he drove by the work site, and was pleased to see the results.

“It’s really a nice spot back there, finally,” Ossman said.

Council’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

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