Cardington Council: Police Dept. gains 3 auxiliary officers

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

Acting on the recommendation of Mayor Susie Peyton, Cardington Village Council approved the appointment of three auxiliary officers to the Cardington Village Police Department when village council met on October 19, 2015. All appointments were effective October 19.

Mayor Peyton administered the oath of office to Forrest A. Dill, Ron Scheiderer and Dennis E. Potts.

Council approved payment of bills totaling $16,297.60. Fiscal Officer Deb Fry said the summary of revenue report for the period of October 1 to 15th indicates the revenue is over $100,000 higher than in 2014 due to the large income tax deposit received the first of the month.

Council gave a first reading to Ordinance 2015-24, the Village of Cardington Income Tax Ordinance effective January 1, 2016.

A third reading and subsequent adoption was approved of an ordinance modifying language set forth in Chapter 925.08 of the codified ordinances adopted by the village. Following the third reading, council adopted an an ordinance modifying language set forth in Chapter 929.03 of the codified ordinances adopted by the village.

A second reading was given an ordinance approving the edition and inclusion of certain ordinances as parts of the various component codes of the codified ordinances of the village.

Village Administrator Danny Wood said the waterline project is progressing and they began filling the pipe with water. He noted the procedures followed in the process from putting chlorine in, bacteria testing, pressure testing putting the saddle on and setting the meters He noted if the weather remains good it should be done by the end of the year.

Mayor Susie Peyton said the new lights have been installed in the Community Park shelter house.

Addressing council at the beginning of this 50 minute meeting was Richard Hack regarding a large water leak at the residence located at 204 East Walnut Street. The leak was not detected until the unusually large water bill was received. Fry explained the meter reading procedures make it impossible to detect the leak until all readings were performed and downloaded into the system. The home owner was notified immediately after the leak was detected. Council agreed to send an estimated billing to the current resident for the current billing cycle and it will be based on prior usage. Council gave the authority to pull the meter and send it for verification of the calibration.

Also addressing council was Linda Mermann regarding a concern she had brought to council earlier and asked for additional communication with a village official regarding police coverage.

Mayor Peyton said a communication had been received from Tracey Zvansky, Cardington-Lincoln School District administrative secretary, noting the district’s appreciation of the village’s cooperation when buses and cars picking up students at the elementary school were rerouted during work on the Center Street water line installation.

Council will meet next on November 2, 2015.

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel