New water line work complete in Cardington

By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel

Cardington Village Administrator Danny Wood reported to village council during their November 16 meeting that all of the new water lines have been installed. New lines were laid on Lincoln Avenue, Center Street, East Walnut from Center to South Marion and West Walnut Street and East Second Street from Center to South Marion.

In other matters, council members gave a second reading to an ordinance adopting a budget in tentative form for 2016.

Also given a second reading was an ordinance adopting an appropriations budget in tentative form for 2016. Added to this budget was the Gilead Street Sidewalk Project under Street Fund and the cost of a new Augur for the Wastewater Treatment Plant ($39,850.00) It was explained by Village Administrator Danny Wood that the augur would help with the loading of the sludge and save manpower as only one man would be needed to carry out the loading as opposed to two now.

The village income tax ordinance effective January 1, 2016 was also given a third reading and then adopted.

Approved was an ordinance authorizing the transfer of money from the income tax fund to the general fund.

Fiscal Officer Deb Fry explained some of the bills to be paid and they included $4,400 to DJL Material for street repair material; $15,901.50 for the street building loan payment; and $1681.00 to the Treasurer of the State of Ohio for audit fees.

Fry said the auditors had been here on November 12 and would be returning November 18. She said the revised two year audit fee is $12,284.00.

Council agreed to pay bills totaling $43,365.68.

Also agreed to was the cancellation of the December 21 meeting and to hold an employee Christmas party on December 14.

Mayor Peyton described some of the events that will place during the Christmas in Cardington event on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Absent with excuse from this meeting was Council member Vickie Wise.

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