CARDINGTON — Wrapping up the year, village council approved two ordinances related to its finances when council met Dec. 7.

Because council will not meet again until Jan. 4, 2021, two ordinances were approved, in tentative form, one adopting a budget for resources and another adopting a budget for appropriations.

In other business:

• Fiscal Officer Deb Fry, referring to the summary of revenue for the period of Nov. 1, 2020, said $16,663.42 more in revenues was collected than the same period last year. She noted the differences were that utility collections were up, income tax and interest collections were down.

Bills totaling $37,969.83 were approved for payment and included payment to Clear Fork Valley Electric for well site repairs at the water treatment plant in the amount of $1,725.60.

• Fry noted the donations to the Adopt-A-Family were exceptionally generous and “we were able to get almost everything on the wish list.”

• Police Chief James Wallace reported the department took a total of 66 calls for service during November. He noted Officer Kiefer spoke at two high schools in reference to constitutional rights and amendments. The department had in service training on CPR and first aid certification. He said that beginning in January, the department will hold monthly in-service training in different categories.

• Council accepted the resignation of Ryan R. Spielvogle from the position of auxiliary police officer, effective Dec. 7.

• Council approved the mayor’s and police chief’s recommendation that Terry D. Nordyke be named to the position of part time police officer for the village effective Dec. 5.

• Approved was the mayor’s and police chief’s recommendation that Shane A. Overla be hired as part-time police officer effective Dec. 5. Mayor Susan Peyton gave the oath of office to both men.

• Village Administrator Danny Wood reported on the status of the water treatment plant stating that some additional programming is needed. A change order totaling $9,462.76 for additional paving costs at the plant was also approved.

• Pat Drouhard reported on the status of the repair of the Civil War Monument in the Glendale Cemetery. The monument has been removed by the company that is doing the repair work in Cleveland.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel