Cridersville fire Jeep to be auctioned

CRIDERSVILLE — An area fire department is ready to sell a piece of equipment.

The Cridersville Fire Department is looking to auction off their 1994 Jeep, which has 112,973 miles, a 2.5L engine and 4-wheel drive. This unit was used as a grass fire truck.

“I think the Jeep will be worth some good money because people have shown interest in it,” Cridersville Village Council member Tony Zuppardo said this week at the village’s regular council meeting.

Cridersville Acting Fire Chief Rick Miller said his crew will have the Jeep available for viewing in the Cridersville Village Hall’s parking lot during daytime hours Monday through Friday and by appointment.

They will be storing it each evening in the fire station to prevent bad weather from ruining the interior since it has no roof.

Interested parties are invited to attend the Springbrook Auto Auction at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, when the Jeep will be auctioned off.

In other businesss,

• Rick Miller will be the acting fire department chief, after former Fire Chief Ron Mertz retired on Oct. 1. He served the village for 40 years, beginning when he was 17 when he joined the fire department. Mertz was one of the original five members who started the Cridersville EMS. Miller noted that he is looking forward to working with the village council.

• Mark Wehner recently died after a battle with cancer. He was a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board now has a vacancy, and interested people wanting to serve on this committee should contact Village Administrator John McDonald or Village Operator Jaird Kohlrieser.

• A meeting regarding the trees to be planted on the Main Street Tree Lawn will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. This will be an opportunity for citizens, especially the residents on Main Street, to voice their concerns to the councilors.

• The Cridersville Committee-of-the-Whole meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

• Cridersville Trick or Treat Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.

• The Fall Festival and Halloween Parade will be held on Oct. 29, with the parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. down Main Street.