During their September 8 meeting, Cardington Village Council took another step towards the 1930 Waterline Replacement Project when they approved a resolution accepting the recommendation of the appointment of the prevailing wage co-ordinators for the project. Named in the resolution as appointees are Darrell Miller and David Gentile.
Targeted for replacement are the water lines on Center, East Second, Walnut and Lincoln Streets, a total project length of 5,395 L. F.
Council also authorized the advertising for bids on a truck to replace the 1999 F450 vehicle. Advertisement will be for a 2015 Ford FV550 dump truck, plow and salt spreader.
Adopted was a resolution amending an earlier resolution, the public records policy for the village. Village Fiscal Officer Deb Fry explained that due to increased requests for public records, principally police reports, a review of the costs on the village’s current record policy was complete and it was determined that because of the costs “we incur to be compliant with these requests exceed our current resolution, we would like to increase the costs per this new resolution.” The resolution specifies the new charges for postage and copying.
Bills approved for payment totaled $24,813.35. Fry told council the summary of revenue indicates an excess of last year’s revenues at this time by $107,140..09.
Council authorized the fiscal officer during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 to appropriate additional funds in the total amount of $275,000 to the street fund from the Income Tax fund as included in the original budget.
Fry also told council that the banks will stop accepting utility payments effective September 30, 2015. There will be a drop box at the municipal building available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all residents.
The Police Department report noted that 84 calls had been taken in August, down by 25 from last year and 15 of these were assisting other organizations.
Fire Chief Gary Goodman said the department had helped at the Morrow County Fair four nights, one of those running until 3:30 am.
Village Administrator Danny Wood said his department had patched pot holes, chipped brush, sprayed mosquitoes and weeds, trimmed trees, cleaned catch basins, swept the streets and mowed properties that were cited for tall grass. They had also flushed the fire hydrants and poured the cement pads and installed picnic tables and grills in the American Legion Community and Heimlich Parks.
Mayor Susie Peyton said the contractor will begin work on the upgrading and improvement of the rest rooms in the Community Park. She said if there is enough money from the Delaware Community Foundation, the lighting will be improved in the park shelter house.
The board will meet next on September 21, 2015
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Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]