Council rezones propterty, pays bills and hears police updates

By Evelyn Long - For the Sentinel

CARDINGTON — In their March 21 meeting, members of Cardington village council approved the requested application to rezone a specific Park Avenue parcel from existing agricultural (A I ) to residential (R3). This approval will allow the owners to put in multiple housing in this area, everything from a single home to building apartments.

In other matters, council members approved the mayor’s and village administrator’s recommendations of Sarah E. Shade and Bryce Moodispaugh to the positions of full year part time street workers. These appointments are effective April 4, 2022.

Fiscal Officer Deb Fry reported on the village’s finances and noted that the income tax revenues for the period of March 1 to March 14, 2022 were lower than ever remembered when the first disbursement was made.

“The second disbursement, though, caught up our monthly total and the RITA rep explained it was a timing issue,” she said.

The check register totaled $23,088.64 and included payments to Alum Creek for new furnace in the municipal building totaling $3,500. Also included was $1,227.50 to Cargill Salt for additional road salt. The total of bills, $23,088.64, was approved for payment.

Council members agreed to donate $500 ti the Cardington Beautification Committee for flower boxes and floral arrangements placed in the downtown village streets and square.

Council approved a resolution certifying to the county auditor for inclusion on the tax duplicate the amounts owed to the village for delinquent water and sewer charges on a specific property.

Police Chief James Wallace reported on the department’s activities of the past two weeks noting the department responded to a total of 54 calls for service in the month of February. He thanked Lt. Winkler and Officer Colburn who will be attending the OTOA conference again this year.

He said both officers have enrolled in classes and the training will be held in June. He concluded by noting the monthly training in February had to be cancelled because of the lack of availability of officers He said the next scheduled training in Krav Maga was held Saturday March 19.

Council member Troy Ruehrmund reported Friends of Cardington are preparing for Memorial Day and the annual June event.

Given an excused absence from this meeting was Councilman John Nippert.

By Evelyn Long

For the Sentinel