Barnesville Mayor Dale Bunting read a proclamation from The General Assembly at the Nov. 13 village council meeting.

The proclamation from the Ohio Senate honors the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival’s 55th anniversary.

In other business, council approved the purchase of a 2018 squad from Burgess Ambulance in the amount of $169,410. The vehicle will be purchased through the state purchasing program.

Meanwhile, Village Administrator Roger Deal said the Ohio Department of Transportation is done patching roads this year. They will resume in the spring.

Council voted to spend up to $2,000 on Christmas lights in the downtown area.

Mayor Bunting gave thanks to everyone who helped make the village’s Trick or Treat a success. He said there were 44 businesses participating and between 500-600 kids downtown. 

In other business, Police Chief Rocky Sirianni asked council to approve a carport for the new K9 unit. The carport will be located at Officer Stewart’s residence. Village council questioned the insurance coverage on it. However, council voted to approve it.