Cardington to seek water supply loan

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Several pieces of legislation were authorized when Cardington Village Council met Aug. 20.

Approved was a resolution authorizing village administrator Danny Wood to apply for a water supply revolving (WSRLA) loan on behalf of the village for construction of water facilities, designating a dedicated re-payment source for the loan.

Deb Fry, fiscal officer, said the WSLRA requires the government authority to pass legislation for application of a loan and the execution of an agreement as well as designating a dedicated repayment source.

Section Two of the resolution notes the dedicated source of repayment will be the water fund.

• Also adopted was an ordinance accepting the recommendation of the village administrator, Wood, to accept the quote from Jack Doheny Companies regarding the purchase of a 1995 VAC-All Street Sweeper at the cost of $49,950.

This vehicle is being purchased from Twinsburg and has been completely refurbished.

• Acting on the recommendation of Mayor Susie Peyton and Police Chief James Wallace, council confirmed the appointments of Michael T. Kutsick and Michael J. Baker to part-time police officers for the village.

Both appointments were effective Aug. 20 and both were given their oaths by Mayor Peyton during this meeting.

• Council also confirmed the mayor’s and police chief’s recommendation that Megan Holzwart be promoted to the position of a full-time police officer for the village within 30 days of completion of her current active duty deployment.

• Holzwart is a member of the Ohio National Guard and will be on active deployment.

• A second reading was given an ordinance repealing certain chapter and sections of codified ordinance of the village regarding portable and non-portable swimming pools.

• Peyton appointed Keith Newsome to the Planning and Zoning Commission replacing Jason Bowman who resigned.

• Fiscal Officer Fry reported real estate tax collections are higher and said it’s due to the Real Estate Tax re-evaluation by the county. She also said income tax collections are lower than last year.

• A second reading was given the ordinance establishing a 2-percent increase in compensation for village employees.

• Prior to the meeting council honored the late Mills Poorman, who served the Cardington community in many ways including two terms as mayor. Accepting the honor was his widow, Carolyn, and their son, Dan.

• Council will meet for a special meeting with members of the Planning and Zoning Commission at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20. The next regular council meeting will be held Sept. 4.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel