Cardington Village Council approves preliminary development plan

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

A preliminary development plan for Auburn Hills was approved when Cardington Village Council met in regular session on March 6.

The approval allows the required public hearing to be held March 20, 2017

before council’s next regular meeting at 7 pm.

Auburn Hills is a group of condos nestled in a cul-de-sac off of Park Avenue. The residents have the option of purchasing their condos and all but two

have been purchased. All infrastructure will be done before the village

takes over, said John Nippert, president pro-tem, who was presiding in

the absence of Mayor Susie Peyton. Auburn Hills was constructed 15

years ago.

In other matters, bills totaling $10,565.74 were approved for payment

Included was payment in the amount of $1,314.00 to Fire Safety Services

for cylinder testing and supplies.

Deb Fry, fiscal officer told council the February revenues received this

year were less than in 2016. Much of that difference was due to an installment payment received for the 1930 waterline project. She added

that the Rita taxes collected were less by $6,780.76.

She said the auditors arrived on February 27. The estimated cost of this

audit per the arrangement letter, should not exceed $12,300 and $17,000 has been budgeted for this as per an earlier ordinance.

Police Chief James Wallace said his department had received a total of

70 calls for service in February, down by eight calls from the same time

last year. On March 1, the department assisted the Morrow County Sheriff’s

office with a warrant roundup.

The department also participated in the Cardington Community Health Fair

promoting bicycle safety.

He said Officer Kiefer was to attend a free training class in Marion on the

subject of Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview.

Gary Goodman, fire chief, said they have had 40 calls this year. He and

three other members of the fire department had met with ISO regarding

ways to improve the keeping of their records.

A final reading was given two ordinances, one making permanent appropriations and other expenses for fiscal year ending December 31, 2017

and the other adopting a permanent budget for 2017.

An amended resolution was approved that sets forth procedures with respect

to the conduct of council.

Wayne Cole addressed council and noted he has met the village’s require-

ments of a permit and permission from the lot owner allowing him to conduct the sale of produce and flowers from a site on East Main Street.

Councilman Tim Abraham’s absence was excused.

Council adjourned this meeting and entered into a work session.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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