Edon Board of Public Affairs Holds Monthly Meeting

Edon Board of Public Affairs addressed a light agenda during its regular monthly session held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Village Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the late afternoon meeting to order with members Andy Ledyard, Warren Henry, Chip Hulbert, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell, Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chris Decker and three guests in attendance.
In business brought forward, members:
•Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as presented.
•Learned in addition to daily operations at both the Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Superintendent Decker tended to a frozen clarifier (thawing issues); noted leaky valves at the Water Treatment Plant would be replaced by Artesian; worked on a broken-down blower; looked into residential sewer/septic tank concerns (tanks could have moved from the lines; may need switched out); indicated inlet/outlet had been cleaned by Brown’s and water service at three previously unoccupied houses (recently sold) had been turned on. He also shared the department’s printer/copier needed to be replaced (he will check into).
•Was informed of concerns surrounding a commercial site’s water leak and cracked water meter (leaking as well). While water was on in the building, it’s unknown how; the water main was not turned on by the Village. Upon digging up and uncovering the shut-off valve, the operator found it in the off position. Holes will be refilled and covered by the Village; additional responsibilities rest with the landlord.
•Heard the Water Superintendent and Fiscal Officer’s meeting with Roberta Acousta of Ohio RCAP (Rural Community Assistance Program) focused on the Water Department’s budget and possible cost-saving measures; meter programs and infrastructure were also addressed. Upon completion of further review, Acousta will contact the Village regarding her findings.
•Learned I and I has recently been heavy and will be heavier in the days ahead; ongoing issues are dealt with on a regular basis.
•Signed the Shut-Off List.
•Voted to enter into Executive Session to discuss property acquisition; no action was taken.
Edon Board of Public Affairs will hold its next meeting Tuesday, April 8, 2014 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Village Chambers.

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