During Monday night’s Sugarcreek Township meeting, the board members discussed updates on previous issues concerning towing companies regarding changes and new call list, but changes could once again be on the horizon.
Since the implementation of Greene Central dispatch center, issues have aroused regarding the towing companies used for emergency dispatch for auto accidents or catastrophic events for the Sugarcreek area. Initially, the police department made a decision to cut the alternating towing call list of eight area towing companies to one: Sandy’s Towing Company. When the towing companies found out that they were cut from the call list, they voiced their thoughts on the matter. Since the dispute, two area towing companies were added back to the list as alternative towing companies: Moorman’s Towing and Parson’s Towing.
During the last Township meeting, the concern that being on an alternative towing call list would essentially equal “no calls” because if putting Sandy’s towing first on the list, the Township trustees agreed to a rotating list.
The current towing companies that are on the rotating call list are Moorman’s Towing, Parson’s Towing, Johnson’s Towing and Sandy’s Towing. Although, the companies have not been called recently, even though they are on the call list, the Township has not had any accidents that warrant calls.
Even though the issue seemed have been resolved, new laws have been implemented that might change the situation once again.
Chief of Police, Michael Brown sent two employees to a seminar hosted by the state to learn what needs to be done, by a police standpoint regarding towing company implementation. “It is going to be cumbersome for us to have multiple companies,” said Chief Brown. “We will have to send out certified letters to the registered owners of the vehicle within ten days and keeping track of where each car is will be difficult.”
Should problems occur with the new law, changes will be revised in future meetings and the list may be slashed to one company again.