Dover Council pays tribute to the late Captain Bryan German
Dover City Council paid tribute on Monday to Fire Captain Bryan German, who retired from the Dover Fire Department after more than 23 years of service.
His retirement took effect on June 30.
“It has been a great honor to be able to serve the city of Dover,” German told the council.
“When I got to this job I was just a young kid, I didn’t know much, but when I left here I grew up and learned a lot from everyone in the world. this piece at some point in my career, and it was just a joy to serve with people.
“It taught me new life skills. It taught me how to interact better with people, how to lead people.”
In other actions, the board:
• Agreed to distribute $ 5,000 in resort taxes to the Dover-New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club to replace playground equipment at the top of Deis Hill in Dover City Park.
• Agreed to distribute $ 4,721 to the Dover Community Garden Committee to erect a fence around the community garden near the Tuscarawas River. The fence is supposed to keep deer away from the garden.
• I heard Mayor Richard Homrighausen report that the old General Electric building at 200 W. Broadway St. will be demolished this month.
“This will improve the area and hopefully allow future industrial development on this property,” the mayor said. “Once the demolition is complete, I will work on adding this property to the state’s economic development website.”
• Heard Auditor Nicole Stoldt report that Olympic gold medalist Hunter Armstrong will be honored at an event in conjunction with the end of summer celebration in September at Dover City Park.
• I heard City Councilor Greg Bair report that he had received two donations for the proposed Veterans Memorial in Dover Town Center Square. One donation was $ 500 from the Vietnam Veterans of America and the other was $ 100 from a citizen.
• The Director of Services overheard Dave Douglas report that the paving of all the streets on the city’s list is complete. The city still has about $ 149,000 left, which will be used to pave additional streets.
• Agreed to meet in Committee of the Whole on Monday to discuss a possible settlement with opioid manufacturers. General Counsel Doug O’Meara said the state of Ohio could receive about $ 829 million in the settlement and will distribute that money to cities. No further details were available.