Cardington council pays for salt

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

CARDINGTON — Village council completed a short agenda when it met Nov. 19.

Bills totaling $54,929.53 were approved for payment. Included was payment to Compass Minerals in the amount of $12,341.50 for bulk highway salt for the streets this winter.

In other business:

• Fiscal Officer Deb Fry reviewed the revenue summary for the Nov. 1-Nov. 15 2018 period noting that the RITA deposits are lower in 2018 due to another scheduled $30,000 payment made per the income tax refund agreement.

• She said the 3.9-mill levy on the November ballot failed. She explained what it means to the village: “In 2019 we lose revenues totaling $107,640.00 which are funds that would have hit the village’s general fund.”

• Gary Goodman, fire chief, said a fire (tank) truck had quit running and they are working on it.

• Mayor Susie Peyton said the school resource officer has recovered from his injuries sustained in an accident and is back working at the school.

• Council gave a second reading to two ordinances, one adopting a budget in tentative form for 2019 and the second, adopting an appropriation budget in tentative form for 2019.

• Approved was the resolution adopting the county wide all natural hazards mitigation plan 2018 update.

• Council will meet only once in December and that will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel