Edison Council hears levy information

By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel

EDISON — Village Council members received a visit from Mount Gilead Schools Superintendent Jeff Thompson and School Board member Virgil Staley at their Oct. 8 meeting. They gave the council the facts about the 0.5-percent income tax levy and explained the need for additional funding for the district.

Candidate Riordan McClain also spoke to council about his ideas and gave them a legislative update. He is running for the 87th district State House of Representatives seat against Democratic candidate Mary Pierce-Broadwater.

The district includes Crawford, Wyandot, Morrow and parts of Marion and Seneca counties.

In other business:

  • Street Superintendent, Rod Clinger advised the council of problems with a bad pump and valve that need replaced in the BPA equipment. He plans to enlarge the manhole cover at the location of the pump. Clinger said the new poles for the traffic light are up and the light should be installed soon.
  • Council discussed the need for some items that are in the appropriations for 2019. They include a truck for the street crew, street signs and speed bumps along with the present budgeted items.
  • Council member Erica Walsh has done more research into speed bumps. The council’s plan is to install them in the early spring after snow and ice season is gone.
  • Appropriations will be reviewed again with a vote taken at the December meeting.
  • Council approved bill payment for September of $17,719 and for October $404.60.
  • The next council meeting is Monday, Nov. 12 at the Village Municipal Building, 103 Boundary St., Edison.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel