Cardington council approves rezoning, accepts a resignation

By Evelyn Long - For the Sentinel

CARDINGTON — Two applications for rezoning were given first readings when Cardington Village Council met Monday evening, April 18. Given first reading approval was the preliminary development plan as part of the application process to rezone 33.936 acres located on Williams Street, from existing agricultural residential district to a planned unit development.

Also given a first reading was a requested application to rezone 149 Reichelderfer Street from existing agricultural residential to single family residential district.

A third reading was given on the rezoning of a specific Park Avenue Parcel from existing agricultural to residential and the fourth reading and final vote will take place when council meets May 4.

The resignation of Kevin Crowley, Wastewater Treatment plant, was accepted effective April 15, 2022.

Police Chief James Wallace reported his department had responded to a total of 80 calls for service during the month of March. He also reported that on March 7 and 11th, Lt. Winkler instructed taser recertification for the Morrow County Sheriff’s office. He also reported Drug Take Back Day is to be held April 30 at Drug Mart, Mount Gilead, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The department received training on Krav Maga, noting this is the third class out of four on the subject.

Chief Wallace, said in response to complaints about speeding on Williams Street, they had monitored the traffic on that street when 392 cars were counted as they drove. There were 85 driving over the speed limit of 56 mph, with an average speed of 43 mph.

Council approved a resolution approving the appointments to the Region 18 Opiate Board for Morrow County as requested by the Morrow County Commissioners.

Giving her report was Fiscal Officer Deb Fry who submitted checks for payment totaling $92,95.96.

Fry reported on Sb193 The bill that Mr. Dietz (village legal officer), mentioned at the last council meeting regarding the prohibition of political subdivisions from placing a lien on property for unpaid water charges (certifications), During the second hearing before the Senate Engergy and Public Utilities Committee, the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund testified in support of this bill.

Fry commented “This will have a large impact on our village, if passed.”

In regards to the county wide electric aggregate program, she said “Mr. Whiston did follow up with the mayor and the county program should not affect our residents.”

Conducting this meeting in the absence of Mayor Susie Payton was John Nippert, council presdient.

By Evelyn Long

For the Sentinel