Cardington Council approves project payments

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Cardington Village Council’s meeting on Sept. 19, was its only meeting last month. Deb Fry, Fiscal Officer, reviewed two check reports for council’s approval.

The first, a total of $108,267.59 included payments of $63,628.80 to Lehn Painting for the Detention Tank Painting Project and $17, 012.35 final village payment to Bores for the 1930 waterline project.

The second report included $2,400.00 to Clear Fork Valley Electric for replacement of sensor/transmitter and $6,986.49 for Electric Panel Fire Repair, both at the water treatment plant. She noted these have been submitted to the insurance company and she is awaiting the result. Council approved both payments

A second reading was given an ordinance amending the Permanent Appropriations for fiscal year 2016 ending December 31, 2016. This included adding the first annual payment for the 2017 cruiser along with a camera, plus signs for the village.

Council approved a resolution authorizing the village administrator and the fiscal officer to enter into a contract with Avalon Benefit Services, Inc for the management of COBRA benetits.

Fry said a judgment entry for drug cases had been received on Sept. 12 stating that the currency collected in this case totaling $13,820.47 was forfeited to the village of Cardington Police Department.

Also approved was an application for a grant from OPWC that would help fund the upgrading to the water treatment plant.

Village Administrator Danny Wood reviewed the projects completed by the village this summer and they included painting of the water tower and detention tank, sidewalks that were the conclusion of the 2015 water replacement project; North Fourth Street Emergency water line replacement; paving of Center, Boundary, Douglas and North Fourth Streets and the Gilead Street sidewalk project.

He said the village has received the new Cat430 backhoe that was ordered earlier this year and noted recent problems at the water treatment plant included Sonar water level sensor knocked out at the detention tanks; three phase motor and box destroyed by a power surge when it was on the backup generator power for ten days and radio communication from the WTP to the Marion County well site was lost.

Addressing council were David McCann and William Hamilton of County Road 168 who voiced concerns about the effects on their properties from the soccer field activities which adjoins both properties. Because the properties are outside the village corporation limits and the field is leased by its owner to the Recreation Board, the men were advised tomeet with that board during its next meeting.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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