CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Another "Trex" liquor permit was approved at last night's Cambridge City Council meeting. The permit, on its third and final reading, was approved for Rite Aid, located on Wheeling Avenue in Cambridge.
Two proposals from the Cambridge Fire Department, asking for increases in the two of the department's levies which are up for renewal in November, are now headed for a second reading in two weeks after Council took no action on either proposal. The first levy is at 2.3 mills over a period of five years, the department is asking for an increase of seven tenths of a mill - to 3 mills. The second levy is currently at 3 mills and the department is asking for an increase of nine tenths of a mill - to 3.9 mills. Both levies are currently worth around $688,000 a year to the fire department. If both levies pass, the department will receive approximately $200,000 more a year. Council took no action on another proposal to appropriate five large ODOT construction grants. That proposal, from the City Auditor, is also headed for its second reading at the next full Council meeting in two weeks.
Mayor Tom Orr addressed Council last night as well, praising both the City's Fourth of July "Boomarama" Fireworks display and the efforts of the City's Fire Department during this Friday's fire in the downtown. Orr also thanked the volunteer departments who responded to the blaze for their efforts.