Village seeks grant for paving project

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

CARDINGTON —Village council authorized OHM Engineers to advertise for a Public Works Grant that will fund the village’s share of the paving of State Route 529 in the village limits.

The state will fund the first one and one half inch of the paving and the village will fund the other one half inch. The project is scheduled for 2018.

In other business at the Oct. 2 meeting:

• Bills totaling $8,863.44 were approved for payment and included $1,124.67 to Mitchell trucking for stone for the new driveway at Maxwell Park.

• Fiscal Officer Deb Fry, referring to Ohio House Bill 49, the Centralized Income Tax Collection, said she has been told by the village’s legal counsel that a law firm in Columbus is putting together litigation that will challenge that portion of the bill related to village collections.

• Police Chief James Wallace said the department had taken a total of 62 calls for service in September, which is 35 less than this same time last year.

He said both radar units were certified on Sept. 26. This is an annual check and made to make sure the units are working properly.

• Addressing council during community participation was Jerry Newell, who said he is applying for a wine permit and is looking for a site in the village from where he can operate a wine bar and events center.

• Council will meet next on Oct. 16.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel