Edon Village Council Addresses Light Agenda

VR LOGO - WEBBy: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber

Edon Village Council addressed a light agenda during its regular monthly session held Monday, March 16, 2015 in Council Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the meeting to order with Councilors Roxana Nester, Lee Lawrence, Duane Thiel, Dick Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Gale Horn, Village Administrator Randy Mahlman, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell, Solicitor Tom Thompson and Police Chief Tom Szymczak in attendance.

In business taken up that evening, Council:

•Conducted a Public Hearing prior to the start of the meeting to solicit comments, concerns, etc. regarding its proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment; with no one present, Council proceeded without reservation.

•Voted to suspend the required three-reading rule to pass Ordinance 03-15 Adopting Amendments to Zoning Code on the first reading; height requirements for M1/Light Industrial and M2/Heavy Industrial zoned districts will now be increased.

•Voted to suspend the required three-reading rule to pass Resolution 01-15 Adoption of Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program on the first reading.

•Heard Administrator Mahlman’s monthly report noting work was being done on Woodville Street’s broken storm sewer; a water plant emergency on February 27 was repaired at an estimated cost of $893 (he and Village Maintenance employee Dan Ankney completed the job); extra pipe and fittings were purchased to have on hand for future maintenance issues; the pothole on Franklin Street needs addressed (could possibly get cold mix and DuraPatcher from the Township for repairs) and quotes for a new Town Hall roof in 2015 will be secured. He additionally encouraged all councilors to stop by the water, sewer and street facilities to acquaint themselves with current operations.

•Heard Police Chief Szymczak’s detailed Service Log and Vehicle Report for February 2015. He also noted annual Golf Cart Inspections would get underway April 1.

•Was updated by Councilor Nester regarding Edon Union Cemetery; the Board is obtaining additional quotes for the Veterans Memorial in hopes of having the project completed by Memorial Day 2015. She also shared members are looking to fill Mark Tingley’s vacated Board position; he recently tendered his resignation.

•Learned Spring clean-up is taking place at Edon Union Cemetery; all items are to be removed by March 26.

•Noted Solicitor Thompson would inquire if Records Training for Government Officials is required of Village employees this year.

•Learned WEDCO’s annual luncheon meeting would be held March 26 at the Williams County Veterans Building in Montpelier.

•Accepted the Minutes, Financial Report and Bills as presented.

The next monthly meeting of Edon Village Council will be Monday, April 20, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
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