Cardington Council approves village employee pay raise

Cardington Village employees will see loftier paychecks after Council approved an ordinance establishing a 2 percent compensation spike for those employed by the village.

In seperate approved legislation, Council also established a base pay rate for exempt village positions. Both votes were unanimous.

The legislative body aslo adopted a tenative 2017 budget.

Thr budget hearing, reflecting resources (income) only, is due to the Morrow County Auditor by July 20.

Council, by resolution, authorized written return to the Morrow County Auditor pursuant to the village ordinance regarding the removal of noxious weeds. The removal was made at a cost of $1600.

Walt Pollock, new wastewater treatment plant operator, introduced himself to council and said prior to coming to Cardington, he had served at the Delaware plant for six years. Active with Boy Scouts and a teacher of Hunter Education, he said he has been “treated great” since his arrival in Cardington.

Fire Department

Fire Chief Gary Goodman said the department has made 94 runs thus far this year. He also noted that Joe Cooper of R & C Cooper Construction, had donated the concrete, time and labor to place a new concrete floor in one section of the fire house, all at no cost to the village.

Police Department

Justin D. Hoffman was given the oath of office by Mayor Susie Peyton in the position of part-time police officer for the village. His position, recommended by the mayor, was approved by council and effective July 5.

Police Chief James Wallace, said the department had taken a total of 123 calls for service during June, up from the same time last year by 45 calls and up by a total for the year by 51 calls.

Chief Wallace said he had started the necessary paperwork with Lexipol in regards to the new policies.

Village administrator

Dan Wood, village administrator, said the new water line had been laid on South Fourth Street, West Gregory and on July 6 the line was to be laid to CYT.

The line will be laid on North Fourth Street to complete the project. He also said the bid , answering the third advertisement for the Gilead Street sidewalk project, came in too high so advertisement has been made again.

Mayor Peyton said Lowe’s will carry out their Heroes Project in Cardington July 28-29 when their employees will voluntarily stain “everything” in the community park.

All materials will be furnished by Lowe’s and they will stain the Gazebo and other wood structures. The roof on the gazebo will be replaced by local volunteers.

Tentatively to be replaced will be 14 picnic tables in the shelter house. This is part of the company’s efforts to transform lives, one community at a time.

Council will meet next on July 18.

CPD adds part-time officer

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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