Several Edison residents came to the June Village Council meeting with concerns about trash being burned and pigs in their neighborhood. They asked whether trash burning was allowed in the village. There are several in their neighborhood who burn trash. Citizens got a definite “no” from Mayor Sandy Ackerman. There is a village ordinance banning trash burning in the village. When trash burning occurs residents can call in a report to the Mount Gilead Fire Department.
Another question from citizens concerned pigs that were in one neighborhood. The Mayor said that there is an ordinance against having farm animals in the village. They can report the address and the village will send a letter about it. There were also some concerns about a building on Union Street that needs to be demolished. The owner is a company in California.
Rod Clinger reported for the street department that the basketball hoop and pole have been set up in concrete in the park area. Clinger thanked Ellis Brothers for donating the cement and Anthony Bush of Bush Farm for donating the Basketball hoop and pole. The picnic table and a park bench have also been set up.
Council member, Patti Feustel thanked the street department for their great work on the park area and for working on Railroad Street potholes. Council discussed ways they could get more people to use the park.
Council member, Floyd Wogan has checked on the Cardington park playground. He said they had received a grant from ODNR for the playground equipment. He said playground insurance is available as long as equipment and park rules comply with state laws.
Council is hearing from prospective candidates for Village Attorney. Since there was not a quorum at the meeting a final decision wasn’t made on hiring an attorney.
Bills were paid for May and June and wording for the Fire and Road levy were discussed. Council members will work with the Board of Elections to make sure the wording is correct and easy for voters to understand.
The next meeting of Edison Village Council will be Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The picnic table and bench are in the morning shade for walkers.
Edison basketball pole and hoop are now ready for some action.