The hustle and bustle of the Winter Holidays buried an important bit of news that we only recently heard about. In case you missed it too, we wanted to share some good news. In Mark Cundiff 's December 30 Manager's Report to Council was this item concerning the Village Police.
Cundiff reported that Chief Grote had just received a check for $130,000+ resulting from Yellow Springs' participation with The Drug Task Force. Cundiff further reported that our participation with the Task Force added a total of $320,536 to Village coffers since 2006. He said this dollar amount doesn't include the value of vehicles and other items the Village has received. Obviously our participation in the Regional Task Force is good for the Village above and beyond the public safety benefit afforded by constraining regional criminal activity.
Our respect and support for John and his entire Department isn't affected by the amount of cash they add to (or take from) the General Fund. We appreciate and respect them because they consistently provide high quality community service that directly helps make living in Yellow Springs better. For us, this particular piece of news is icing on that cake.