Residential survey to be performed in Cardington

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

When Cardington Village Council met September 21, members approved a resolution accepting the recommendation of the village administrator, Danny Wood, to enter into an agreement with OHM-Advisors regarding the completion of the LMI (Low/Moderate Income) survey.

It was explained that this survey allows the village to apply for all future grants for various projects including but not limited to water/sewer repair and replacement and sidewalk installation. Fiscal Officer Deb Fry explained that the waterline replacement project that is beginning this month was made possible from grants received from both Morrow County and the State of Ohio based on a previous survey that was completed in 2010 and expires December 31, 2015.

The representatives from OHM-Advisors, which is the engineering firm contracted by the village for this project, will not ask the resident’s name when they come to the door. They will ask only the following questions: Total number of people in the household and the range of total gross annual income.

Fry commented that while attending different county meetings, the village has been receiving multiple compliments regarding the growth and activity in the village as well as its grant awards.

In other matters, council agreed to amend an earlier resolution and modify the resignation date of Carol M Mosher from the position of part time meter reader and flower care taker for the village from September 30, 2015 to October 31, 2015. This will allow her time to assist in the training of her replacement.

A second resolution approved by council accepted the recommendation of Village Administrator Wood to employ Lori A. Walker as a part time employee with a classification of meter reader effective September 21, 2015 and a third resolution modified the job description and other assigned duties for the position of part time meter reader for the village. This was also approved.

Explaining that the resolution was an annual requirement per ORC, council approved a resolution accepting the amount and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorized the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county. Fry said this resolution had to be returned to the county auditor by October 1, 2015.

A first reading was also given an ordinance modifying the language in the chapter of the codified ordinances related to the water capacity charge fee for a tap in or connection fee.

Council authorized Village Administrator Danny Wood to accept the lowest and best bid, not to exceed $77,000 for the purchase of a Ford 550 truck. The current truck, an F450, will be sold.

Wood said his department had purchased 150 tons of road salt; put a new roof on the water plant and said there have been problems with the SCADA computer system. Technicians were to be here this week to correct the problem. He said brush chipping was completed in September and leaf pickup would begin in October.

Council approved the bills to be paid that were submitted by Fiscal Officer Deb Fry totaling $25,797.34.

Council member Jim Morris reported new lights have been installed in the shelter house in the Community Park.

Morris also said the repair and updating of the rest rooms in the park has been completed with all new stools and urinals and a general remodeling. Morris said, “it looks very nice.”

The next council meeting will be held October 5, 2015.

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel