The council meeting started with a showcase from the 2nd annual first responder camp. The camp had 50 kids in attendance two of which were junior councilors. The camp allows children interested in being first responders to get some up close experience as well as learn how to work as a team. Children were allowed to climb up a ladder truck that was extended over 90 feet, they received fire extinguisher and cpr training, they were able to use a fire engines hose, and a medical helicopter was brought in for the campers to see up close.
The numbers for the U.S. 25 yard sale were also brought in. This year was the most successful yet as Berea had approximately five thousand visitors for the yard sale.
There was also the first reading for salary changes for first responders. If the ordinance passes without changes city firefighters and police officers will be getting a two percent raise to their salaries. Part time positions in various city positions including parks and tourism may also be reviving a raise. There will also be an increase in allowance for uniforms for the police and fire departments.
Lastly the Us 25 North project is back underway and on schedule, the project has faced some delays from the heavy rains the city has been receiving.