Joshua J. Varble was given the oath of office as part-time police officer when Cardington Village Council met November 21.
His position, recommended by Mayor Susie Peyton, was approved by council and is effective Dec. 1. Mayor Peyton gave him the oath of office.
Council accepted the resignation of Mark D. Leary from the position of auxiliary police officer effective Nov. 21, 2016.
Fiscal Officer Deb Fry reviewed the bills submitted for approval noting one to D. L. Smith Concrete for $22,186.81, the village portion of the Gilead
Street sidewalk and $115,944 to Ohio Cat for the backhoe and accessories.
Bills totaling $177,398.57 were approved for payment.
Approved was an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $125,000 from the income tax fund to the street fund was approved. Fry said the transfer was necessary to pay the Ohio CAT invoice but the transfer was still below what was originally budgeted for 2016.
Fry said a senior citizen and a child have been adopted by village employees for Christmas. The adoption is made through Morrow County Job and Family Services. Donations to this project must be in the MCJFS office by Dec. 1.
Village Administrator Danny Wood said leaves are still being picked up and will continue to be picked up until further notice or if it snows.
Office employees are preparing two gift baskets to be given away during Christmas in Cardington on Dec. 8.
Mayor Peyton said Morrow County is implementing a Beautification Committee, similar to the Cardington Beautification Committee. She also commented on the efforts of several new home owners to remodel and upgrade several houses in the village.
Council will meet next on December 5, 2016.
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