Edison Council to consider emergency plan

By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel

EDISON — Morrow County Emergency Management Director John Harsch spoke at the Edison Village Council meeting Nov. 12 about the emergency plan for Morrow County.

Harsch recommended that council pass a resolution agreeing to participate in the county’s emergency plan. He gave council a program that they can review over the next month.

The county plan explains the emergency response for each village and area of the county. Council will review the county program and it will be on the agenda for the December council meeting.

In other business:

• Street Supervisor Rod Clinger said the dump truck is running now and ready to plow snow. There was a cost of $580 for parts to replace the truck salt spreader. The bill was paid out of the street fund.

• Council member, Chris Kneipp will be attending the Mount Gilead school board meeting for an update on the Edison School property.

• Mayor Sandy Ackerman discussed vacating the alley off Hill Street. Village attorney, Rob Ratliff advised not to do it until probate court makes a settlement on the residence by the alley.

Council adopted the 2019 temporary appropriations and approved payment of bills. October bills totaled $36,936.93.

That included $15,100 for electrical work involving raising the traffic light at State Route 95 and $9,436 for Technical Water Services. November bills were $1,993.34.

• Council was informed by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) that 69 administrative subpoenas were mailed on Oct. 25 to taxpayers who neglected to file a municipal income tax return for Edison. All were sent notices before the subpoenas were issued and given opportunity to respond. Taxpayers can avoid an appearance by e-filing returns at www.ritaohio.com or mailing or faxing the documents to RITA that are listed on the form.

• The next meeting of council will be Monday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Edison Municipal Building.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel