Edison Village Council members took a new step in collecting delinquent fees at their August 11 meeting.
Council passed resolution 2014-02 approving “an agreement for the collection of delinquent debts and authorizing the Mayor and Fiscal Officer to enter into a contract between the Ohio Attorney General and the Village of Edison.”
Fiscal Officer, Bruce Seaburn explained to council that there is no cost to the village to go to the State Attorney General for the collection of delinquent debt owed to the Village. The cost of the service is paid by persons who owe the fees. The total amount on the list of late collections is about $2,400. Seaburn said that an account must have more than $100 to be considered for this collection list.
Street Commissioner Jerry Reeder reported that the latest summer project is mowing and trimming over sidewalks and streets. Dick Moore will be returning to the street department staff. Reeder requested a Purchase Order for $200 for paint and $50 for shipping costs for pavement paint. A Purchase Order for $2,000 for cement for the driveway at the village maintenance building was also approved.
In Committee reports, Patti Feustal and Ruth Davis said they are working on the personnel policy update and plan to have the changes ready for approval at the September meeting. Floyd Wogan reported that he and Mayor Sandy Ackerman will be working on an Ohio Public Works grant for streets.
Wogan said some items were returned by Sheriff’s Deputy Ellis to Mayor Ackerman that belonged to the Edison Police Dept.
Patti Feustal volunteered to check into information for building a shelter in the park area since the Park Chairman, Sherry Crawford is ill. Feustal will also check with Phylis Miller on the forms for the Ohio Historical sign, which is deteriorating on St. Rt. 95 west of Edison.
Council approved payment of bills for the month of July in the amount of $12,663.27 and for August to date of $2,815.45.
Former Edison Police Officer, Roger Myers reported on a felony charge conviction in Eagan, Minnesota that came about through the Edison Police Dept. investigation of sexual predators on the Internet last year. The conviction was for the “solicitation for sex with minors over the internet.” There was a $622 fine with searches of the computer for the convicted felon.
Myers said the Eagan, Minnesota police and prosecutors sent a letter recognizing the Village of Edison and the Edison Police for assisting them with the conviction.
The next meeting of the Edison Village Council will be Mon. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.