NORTHFIELD — The village's first quarter 2018 temporary appropriations amount to $2.54 million.

The appropriations measure, approved by village council last month, covers the period from Jan. 1 to March 31. The general fund total amounts to $1.33 million.

The police department commands the largest portion of general fund expenses at $370,000, followed by the service department and contributions at $250,000 each and general government at $100,000.

Transfers, advances and contingencies into the general fund are $200,000.

Meanwhile, the biggest expenditures of other funds will be for street construction, maintenance and repair at $400,000 and the Ledge Road improvement project at $400,000.

The latter is part of the village’s share of a $1.8 million project with the city of Macedonia, which will include a new traffic signal to improve safety.

Expenditures from the village’s fire levy fund are set at $310,000, while $50,000 is set aside in the sewer fund and $45,565 in the police pension fund.

Also at the Dec. 13 session, Council reappointed Richard Wasosky of Euthenics Inc. as village engineer from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019.

In 2018, he will receive $109 for attending the first Council meeting of each month, $109 for each additional Council and planning commission meeting and $109 per hour for his professional services.

In 2019, his meeting attendance and professional service payments rise to $112.50. Rates for those who assist him with various projects also are set in the compensation schedule.

Council reps adopted a resolution authorizing the mayor to renew the village’s agreement with the legal defender’s office of Summit County for representation of indigents in Stow Municipal Court.

Under the agreement, the village will pay the defender $170 per case from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018.

Council also authorized the finance director to transfer unclaimed income tax refunds to the village’s unclaimed fund.

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