Cardington Council meets with cemetery board in regular business

Scott Carsner was reelected to the member-at-large position on the Glendale Union Cemetery Board when that board, the Cardington Township trustees and the Cardington Village council met in their semi annual meeting on May 18, 2015.

The meeting took place prior to the regular Cardington Village Council meeting. Carsner was re-elected unanimously. Other members of the Glendale Cemetery board are Doug Heacock and Jim Morris. Township trustees are Heacock, Loren Radel, and Donald Lee, who was absent.

During council’s regular meeting Noah Kelley, who was hired during the May 11, 2015 meeting, was given the oath of office as a part time police officer by Mayor Susie Peyton.

During this meeting, council approved payment of bills totaling $49,420.96 Deb Fry, fiscal officer, pointed out several of those payments One was $500 payment to Cardington Beautification Committee, Gary Goodman. fire chief, $262.32, travel reimbursement for fire conference in Indiana, $1,300.00 to Government Accounting Solutions, annual software support; $200 to Michelle Ashley for website training; $16,500 to Precise Boring of Ohio LLC-(Note: this will be paid once Resolution 2015-17 is approved for audit fees; S & S Farms, $2,020.58 for trees and $9,225.00 to the treasurer of state for audit fees.

She noted that all funds have been received this month from RITA and the amount is less than what was received in 2014.

Council adopted ordinance 2015-11 which amends the permanent budget for 2015. Fry explained this is for revenue only and is for an additional transfer to general fund of $50K (for back up purposes) as well as adding the transfer from the Delaware Community Foundation to the Park fund to complete the bathroom remodeling as well as additional picnic tables, etc.

Council also approved an ordinance amending the permanent budget for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.

Police Chief John Hinton told council the tasers were included in the original budget but requested that council approved the purchase of tasers at a higher quote than was originally budgeted. Council approved.

Council approved a resolution revising an earlier resolution accepting the recommendation of the village administrator, Danny Wood, to accept the revised estimate from Precise Boring of Ohio LLC for directional drill services for repair of waterline.

Wood said the river crossing line has been opened and is back in operation. He noted that Lux Construction will be correcting the problem at the man hole by the testing station for CYT.

Fry said the picnic tables and grills have been ordered. The letter to the Delaware County Foundation requesting funds was to be sent on May 19, 2015. She said the village website went live on May 14, 2015. She also said the Aspen Energy (utility broker) would like to speak to council reference the natural gas accounts.

Mayor Susie Peyton said zoning violation letters had been sent with little response. A special court has been scheduled to address these violations.

Arbor Day was held on May 12, 2015 when trees were planted at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the women of that church’s sewing circle participating.

The mayor said she and the police chief had attended the 20th anniversary of CYT where they were treated to a lunch and given a tour of the facility.

Councilwoman Vicki Wise was not present with an excused absence.

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]