Cardington Village Council approved an ordinance accepting the recommendation of Danny Wood, village administrator, to accept the quote from Ricart Properties, Inc. regarding the purchase of a 2015 Ford F-550 with snow removal equipment included. The vehicle’s cost for the one time purchase was $77,063.72.
Deb Fry, village Fiscal Officer, explained several of the accounts payable in the current list. In addition to the truck purchase, she said the village had purchased 150 tons of bulk salt – T-salt for roads, from Morton Salt for $11,752. She explained that the past two winters they had purchased 75 tons and “we ran out.” She said the school is going to purchase 50 tons of the 150 tons. “We can get a better price, the higher the bulk we buy, the better the price. We were able to we got this for $75.11 per ton. We had two vendors who responded – We were able to save $6,500 by going back to Morton – we got a good deal and we’re ready to rock and roll.”
Another highlighted bill was $4100 to Mid-Ohio Home Improvements for $4100 – for the new roofs at the water treatment plant.
Council approved total payments of $112,207.06.
Council gave a first reading to an ordinance approving the edition and inclusion of the various component codes of the Codified Ordinances of the village. Fry explained this is an annual ordinance adding the changes to the traffic, general offenses, and fire prevention codes so as to conform to the enactments of the General Assembly.
Approved was an ordinance amending the permanent appropriations for the village for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. Fry explained this is to add additional RITA collection fees to the income tax fund in the amount of $8,500. She explained that $650,000 in income tax had originally been budgeted for the entire year but with this new deposit on October 1, it increases the the total income tax revenues received, thus the need for a permanent appropriations amendment.
Council approved the mayor’s recommendation of Jamie A. Stoops to the position of part time police officer.
Giving the police report was Lt. James Wallace, who said the department has taken 777 calls for service this year and last year at this time they had taken 847 calls.
The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office had held a prescription drug take back day on September 26 and all the prescription medications from the Cardington drop box were collected and turned over to the Sheriff’s Office. He said they collected 14 pounds of medication from the local drop box.
The conclusion of the drive to collect items for Military Care packages ended on September 30. Hinton thanked all who donated items. He concluded his report noting the department helped with the homecoming parade and said both cruisers received maintenance.
Fire Chief Gary Goodman said the department made 148 runs this year thus far. During Fire Prevention Week 100 kindergarten students visited the fire house on October 5 and later in the week the department took the Fire Safety House to the elementary school.
A second reading was given to two ordinances, one modifying the language in the chapter of the codified ordinances adopted by the village related to sewers and the other related to water.
Village Administrator Wood said his department had patched pot holes, chipped brush, cleaned catch basins, swept the streets, cracked sealed streets, mowed properties that were cited for tall grass; flushed fire hydrants and cut trees that hinder the view of traffic near the bridge on US Highway 42. He also said no bids had been received for the Ford F550 or equivalent leading him to follow council’s direction at the previous meeting to go ahead with the purchase.
R. A Bores Excavating had begun the water line replacement project that day. The company was doing preliminary work.
In the absence of Mayor Susie Peyton, this 28 minute meeting was conducted by President Pro tem Vicki Wise.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at email@example.com.