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Bridgeport Council Meets Amid Controversy, Request Made for K-9 Unit for Police Force

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On Wednesday night, Bridgeport Village Council met for a regular meeting, minus the two council members accused in a court case of voting on legislation that benefited them financially.

During the meeting, council hired Fred Brunstetter as the new village fiscal officer. He replaces Judy Oberdick, who resigned earlier this summer. John Morgan, who was serving as the interim fiscal officer, will continue as a part-time fiscal consultant.

During the meeting, Bridgeport's police chief made a pitch to establish a K-9 unit on the police force. Chief Andrew Klotz and Patrolman Kevin Yates told council that because of high traffic levels through the village, the additional help from a K-9 unit would be beneficial.

Chief Klotz says the police department has some funds already and will seek out grants and further donations. Council told Chief Klotz to come back to the next regular meeting and report on the exact amount of money needed from council to establish the unit.