By Alberta Stojkovic
July 8, 2014
Edison residents Paul and Barbara Darling visited the Edison Village Council Meeting with a proposal June 9th. They offered to pay the cost to chip and seal the section of East State Street near their property.
Council thanked them for their plan to get the work done and passed a motion to have them get the work contracted. Council members also suggested to have the village attorney, Denise Martin, write a ‘hold harmless’ letter stating that permission was given by council to have the work done.
Street Commissioner, Jerry Reeder gave the council the EPA report for the sewer system inspection. The Engineer, Ed Hendricks reported that leakage of the system was reduced by 60 percent at a cost of $36,200. He pointed out that the repairs saved the village $2.5 million. Hendricks estimated that without the repairs a new lagoon cell, aerator and conveyance piping would have cost the village $2.5 million.
Reeder said the money for the work on the sewer system came from the Rural Association and EPA in 2013. He said the engineer said it was the most successful project they had recently. There were 30 places that were repaired with fiberglass liners and inspections were done with a camera that was placed in the sewers.
Mayor, Sandy Ackerman said she has had a request for spraying for mosquitos by the ball park back of the school. Reeder said it’s hard to get into the area. It’s only possible to do when the wind is blowing the right way. He said spraying is posted in all the village locations for persons with respiratory problems.
Council Member, Patti Feustal reported that the budget is done for 2015 except for the BPA sewer section. Council will have the changes and budget at the next meeting.
Council members took a look at the last Ordinance for Vehicle control regulation from 2006. Reeder said there probably shouldn’t be changes in the load limits since they’ve been the same for the past 20 years. Feustal expressed her concern for ATV’s and four wheel vehicles. She believes it can be a problem with children out of school in the summer.
Council members April Anthony and Eldonna McKinnis will work on the wording for an updated Vehicle ordinance.
Council approved a motion to send the Harry Martin 1948 memorial plaque to his daughter on the condition that she writes a letter of request and picks up the plaque.
Fiscal officer, Bruce Seaburn presented the May bills, fund summary and fund status reports. Bills were paid in the total amount of $83,739.92. A total of $8,936.19 was paid for May bills and $74,803.73 to the USDA for sewer costs. Seaburn said that applications are due by July 16 for “Moving Ohio Forward demolition for abandoned buildings.”
Seaburn asked what to do with the 49 delinquent tax accounts. Five of the large accounts total $2,500. Council recommended that people with delinquent accounts should get letters.
Seaburn reported that he will attend two training programs for accounting and there is no charge for these programs.
The next meeting of the Edison Council will be Monday, July 14. There will be only one council meeting per month in the summer.