Andy Ledyard was elected to a one-year term as Edon Board of Public Affairs president during its first session of 2013 held Tuesday, January 8 at Edon Village Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the late afternoon meeting to order with Board Members Warren Henry, Andy Ledyard, Chris Hulbert, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Water/Wastewater Superintendent Chris Decker in attendance.
Before addressing their light agenda, members paused to review undertakings completed over the past year, including upgrading the Village’s utility software with ACH capability; installing a new air conditioning unit in the Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Lab; repairing five major water leaks on East Indiana, Union and Franklin Streets; purchasing a new exhaust blower for the Wastewater Treatment Plant; supplying water to the newly renovated Village bays; replacing the utility truck’s transmission; replacing two sewer tanks on Union and North Michigan Streets and completing minor upgrades around the Village and at both facilities. All-in-all, everyone felt good about what had been accomplished by the Departments throughout 2012.
In other business brought before the Board, members:
- Voted to continue with the second Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. as the date and time for regular monthly meetings.
- Approved the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as presented.
- Approved Tim Hartsock’s six hundred dollar quote to redo the water bay’s lighting and to repair its heating unit.
- Was informed by Superintendent Decker suggestions from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation PERRP (Public Employment Risk Reduction Program) inspection report continued to be addressed.
- Learned maintenance on the water tower could be delayed until 2014; measures ensuring continuous service during the twenty-eight-day downtime need to be in place before proceeding.
- Tabled further discussion regarding the replacement of five main-line water valves around the Village to isolate shut-offs (projected at $7500) and leasing trucks/bladder tanks to help provide water pressure during tower maintenance work (projected at $20,000-$30,000) until additional information and estimates are obtained; it is hoped to complete Phase I of the Water Tower project this summer.
- Noted information is being collected for the Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP); affordable funding could be secured through their services to upgrade the Water Plant and offset maintenance costs for the Water Tower Project
- Signed the Shut-Off List.
Edon Board of Public Affairs will hold its next meeting Tuesday, February 12, 2013 beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Village Chambers.