The proposal calls for the city to use $25,000 from CIP Fund No. 301 for testing, cleanup and abatement of the mold in the city building.
Until there is a resolution, however, the Police Department offices are scattered around the city.
“Right now we’re split up,” Horner said. “The Patrol and Records are operating out of the Fire Department; the administration — effective Monday — will be operating out of Scioto County Emergency Management Agency (Life Ambulance Headquarters); and then the Detective Bureau and the Drug Units are working out of the red building next to the Police Department.”
Horner said the Records Division, as of Wednesday, is operating out of the Fire Department’s Dispatch Center.
Horner said residents can pick up accident reports at the temporary location.
“If we don’t have the reports there, it will be the next day when they will be able to pick them up,” Horner said. “What they (police personnel) will do is, at the end of the day, they’ll have a list of names, and they will put down contact numbers, and if they have a report they need copied, if it is on hard file, a person from Records will go down the last half hour of the day and get those out of the Police Department.”
On Monday, Portsmouth City Council failed to discuss the purchase of the former Columbia Gas Company offices on Clare Street. Council President David Malone said it was supposed to be on Murray’s conference agenda, and she wasn’t at the Council meeting. Murray was, instead, at Scioto County Common Pleas Court, where the Scioto County Board of Elections was ruling on the protests to the petitions calling for a special election for her recall as mayor.
Horner was asked if he had received any indication that anyone in city government is going to look into the possible purchase of the former Columbia Gas Company building.
“No. Nothing at all,” Horner said.
Frank Lewis may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232, or email@example.com.