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Written by Nancy Bowman   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

Patrolman Candidates Undergoing Background Checks
The six top applicants have been identified for the Tipp City Police Department’s open patrolman’s position. Those candidates now are undergoing background investigations.
The selection process began with a civil service exam in October.  Eighteen candidates passed the required physical abilities and written portions of the exam. While 41 applications were received, 28 showed up for Oct. 19 exam that began with the physical abilities test and 18 qualified for the written test.
Police Chief Eric Burris noted in a police department report given to City Council last week that the six were selected following interviews by the department command staff and a civil service commission representative.

School Board Hires Activities Helpers
The Tipp City Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of athletic game workers for 2013/14 at its Nov. 25 meeting.
Those hired were; Ian Bashore, Jerry Bonner, John Borchers, Andrew Chaney, Mike Crawford, Alexis Dedrick, Mike Donauer, Mike Dungan, Steve Heffner, Claude Jones, Steve Parks and Trina Wampler.
The board also approved hiring the following student workers for Roundhouse and trailer cleaning for football games: Blake Dysinger, Joe Gaitther, Charles Jaynes, Jordan Looker and Marty Shunk.
The board OK’d the pay of $1,500 to Jamie Voisard for assistant volunteer volleyball coach for 2013 with the money coming from volleyball fundraising. Payment of $300 each to Scott Downing and Ian Porto for running the high school soccer camp also was approved.

Intern Proposed for City Electric Department
The Tipp City Electric Department may become a field of learning for an intern from the Warren County Career Center.
City Manager Jon Crusey reported to City Council in a recent update that the city had been contacted regarding an intern from the center’s electric power line mechanic program The intern would serve with the city at no cost except for uniforms and liability and workers compensation coverage.
The internship program is scheduled to begin after the first of the year.

Consultant to Redraw Voting Precincts
Miami County's Board of Elections approved the hiring of a consultant to redraw voting precinct lines in Tipp City and Springcreek Township.
Richard Kotapish of Geo-Centric Consulting of Chardon, Ohio, will handle redistribution of voters in precincts to keep the number of voters in each within the 1,400 electors set by the state. Elections Director Drew Higgins suggested the hiring of Kotapish to do the Tipp City precincts while the elections administrators handled the township in-house. Board members Nov. 22 opted to have the consultant handle both areas.
Kotapish will be paid up to $1,750 for the work. The new precincts should be in use by next year's primary election.

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