Pemberville police chief turns in resignation


PEMBERVILLE – Police Chief Richard Bingham has submitted his resignation to the village.
Mayor James Opelt told village council Tuesday night that he was "regretfully accepting" the
"I want to thank you for a tremendous job. In the relatively short time he has been here he has done
us well. I wish him the best," the mayor said.
After the meeting Bingham said he would be taking a job in a few weeks as chief of police at the
Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo.
Village officials have not announced how they will fill the vacancy.
The village has a 2-mill levy on the November ballot to help support police operations.
Council also:
¥ Approved a Job Creation and Retention program intended to help attract a new occupant for the
soon-to-be-vacant Modine plant and to promote other industrial expansion.
¥ Learned the Senior Center program will be relocated to the fire station for three months while
Bethlehem Lutheran Church completes a remodeling project. The change takes place Sept. 28.
¥ Agreed to hire Rutter and Dudley to pave or patch seven locations, with cost to the village not to
exceed $5,100. The Board of Public Affairs will cover the remaining $3,000 of the work.
¥ Learned the BPA will hire Kessler Tank of Fremont for $15,000 to handle safety and maintenance repairs
on the water tower. Painting will not be done this year and will be a separate contract, Councilmember
Margie Cox said.
¥ Cox said the BPA will be asking council to increase sewer rates once costs are determined for the
wastewater treatment plant project. Rates will likely start to increase in January.

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