Cardington Council approves Edwards to fill vacancy

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Nancy Fate Edwards was named to fill the sixth seat on Cardington Village Council when members met in regular session on Feb. 15.

Council accepted the resignation of council member Bill Christian effective Jan. 31 and appointed Edwards to the seat effective Feb. 15. Councilman Jim Morris abstained from voting.

During this 28 minute meeting, council also authorized Village Administrator Danny Wood to advertise for bids for paving of Center and Boundary Streets.

Wood said if the bids came in low enough they would consider also paving Douglas Street.

Fire Chief Gary Goodman said his department had made 17 runs thus farthis year. Department members had also participated in two funerals, one for Tom Harden and they covered the station at Mt. Gilead for the funeral of Brent Staley.

He added that department members had worked the concession stand during a recent Cardington basketball game.

Council approved a transfer of $100,000 from the income tax fund to the general fund to tide the account until the real estate tax payment comes in March.

After considering an offer by Bill Goodman to purchase 20 acres of land in the center of Maxwell Park, council members voted unanimously against the sale.

Wood said that work will be done at the enrance to Maxwell park to make it more aesthetically attractive and signs will mark the walking path in the park along the river noting the mileage walked.

Mayor Peyton said volunteers have offered to replace the roof on the gazebo in the park.

Council will meet next on March 7, 2016.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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