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Council mulls distribution of seized money

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Gahanna City Council is considering legislation to distribute monies Gahanna police had seized nine and three years ago.

In the short meeting council's committees held Sept. 23, a highlight was a request from the Gahanna Division of Police.

Police Chief Dennis Murphy has requested that council authorize the division to accept monies seized June 16, 2004, in the amount of $600 and to award it to the Gahanna Division of Police, pursuant to Court Order Case 04CV-8953.

If approved, council would supplementally appropriate $345 to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. Part of the proceeds would go to the Franklin County prosecuting attorney and the Franklin County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts.

The police department also has requested that council pass legislation to accept money seized Aug. 14, 2010, in the amount of $4,449 and awarded to the Gahanna police, pursuant to Court Order Case 10CV-13492.

If approved, council would supplementally appropriate $1,227 to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. Part of the proceeds would go to the Franklin County prosecuting attorney and Franklin County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts.

Council also is considering a request by service director Dottie Franey to seek bids for streetlight maintenance, as the existing contract expires Dec. 31.

Council won't meet next week because it's a fifth Monday. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Gahanna City Hall, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

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