BEVERLY - Two ordinances relating to services provided by the Beverly Volunteer Fire Department were adopted during Wednesday's village council meeting.
One ordinance was the 2013 contract for the department to provide fire protection for residents who live within the 94 phone exchange in Jackson Township.
A second ordinance was for providing fire protection for Waterford Township for 2013.
The village, which owns the fire department, has been providing fire protection to one-third of Jackson Township for 46 years and to Waterford for more than 50 years, said Dr. D.S. Lowe, the fire department's finance officer.
Two tax levies, collected with real estate taxes, provide $100,000 a year for the fire protection that Waterford Township receives, he said.
"The operation, maintenance and purchase of equipment is paid for by the fire contract," Lowe said.
In addition to providing service for Beverly and the surrounding area, "It allows us to have a fire department that's well equipped for the community," said Rex Kenon.
In other council business:
The Marietta Community Foundation has offered the village $2,000 to be used as part of the village's $6,500 project to do repairs in Dodge Park.
The project includes repairs on two damaged roofs on park buildings.
"The first priority" for repairs is the roof on the park's old gazebo, said Beverly council member Mary J. Tullius.
Tullius indicated she wants to ask the Marietta Community Foundation if the funds can be used for part of the roofing projects.
On Dec. 7, the village received a letter conditionally awarding a $4,368 grant from Nature Works.
The village had requested a $5,900 grant from Nature Works, with an additional 25 percent match from the village.
"(The grant monies) will be used for replacement and maintenance of playground equipment" in Dodge Park, Mayor Rex Kenyon said.
"It will result in safer and better equipment for kids to play on," he added.
Nature Works' grants must be for items related to nature, children and playgrounds.
Funding requests from the senior levy committee were discussed during a Nov. 29 meeting with council member Beth Kenyon.
Committee members asked for and were granted their requests to redo the senior center's landscaping, replace the building's ramp, purchase and install shelves for speakers and add a bathroom cabinet, Kenyon said.
In preparation for the 2013 season at the village's swimming pool, the village staff is working on a maintenance list to address problems identified at the pool to be done in time for opening day.
The new radios the Washington County Sheriff's Office will switch to in February will require the village's police department to purchase new radios, said council member Beth Kenyon.
Each radio will cost $4,000 and require an additional $20 a month for service, she said.