Grant secured for village sidewalk work

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

CARDINGTON — Village Council was notified by the Morrow County Economic Development office that funds they applied for last April, a total of $91,000 is available.

It was thought the village had not been awarded this grant. Council reviewed the original application and voted to resubmit for this project. The grant would fund a new sidewalk from West Main Street to Yutaka.

In other business:

• A second reading was approved on a 5-1 vote approving an ordinance which authorizes the fiscal officer to write off as uncollectible certain utility bills and this is to reflect the same on the village financial documents. Voting “no” was Tim Abraham.

• A second reading was given an ordinance that requests the rezoning of certain parcels of land on Reichelderfer and West Williams Street for the purpose of a soccer field which is under the ownership of the Cardington Recreation Board.

• Acting on the recommendation of Mayor Susie Peyton and Police Chief James Wallace, Michael Baker was approved by village council for the position of full-time police officer. He was given the oath of office by Peyton.

• Bills totaling $244,660.93 were approved for payment. Fiscal Officer Deb Fry said the bill from Kokosing Construction in the amount of $176,286.64 was for the 2018 paving project.

• Wallace said the department had taken a total of 44 calls in September, which is 26 fewer than the same time last year. The department had received training for firearm re-qualification. He noted Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 27.

• Council had a lengthy discussion on zoning in the village as a result of a committee meeting held earlier. No action was taken.

• Vickie Kermin, with the Cardington-Lincoln Education Foundation, spoke about the holiday bazaar to be held at the Cardington-Lincoln High School in November. She specifically addressed the Adopt-a-Tree project.

Mayor Peyton presented to council the completed Asset Management project which included an updated contingency plan and capital improvement plans for the village. This project is required by the Ohio EPA with a deadline of Oct. 1, 2018.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel