Edon Village Council Announces Fall Trash Pick-up Date

VR LOGO - WEBAnnouncing the annual fall trash pick-up date was one agenda item Edon Village Council took up during its regular session held Monday, September 15, 2014 in Council Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the evening meeting to order with Councilors Roxana Nester, Lee Lawrence, Duane Thiel, Richard Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Gale Horn, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance.

Each spring and fall, the Village provides residents a curbside opportunity to dispose of large non-recyclable household items at no additional cost. This year’s Fall Trash Pick-up date, subsequently announced by Council, is planned for Saturday, October 4. Anyone needing a list of acceptable and unacceptable items should contact the Village Office during regular business hours.

In other matters brought forward, Council:

•Approved amending the Village’s Planning and Zoning Ordinance (Part 11 – Chapter 1175) to include a twenty dollar fee for temporary accessory structures; Solicitor Thompson will prepare an Ordinance for passage next month.

•Approved Street Superintendent Jim Brigle’s request to purchase fifty tons of salt for the upcoming winter season at $127.50 per ton.

•Heard Police Chief Szymczak’s detailed Service Log and Vehicle Report for August. He additionally noted Edon Days patrolling had gone fine and the newly hired officers were doing well; he also conducted ALICE training at the school and accepted Kyle Wheeler’s resignation from the Department.

•Learned from Street Superintendent Brigle that stop signs on Railroad Street were removed and a preliminary order for Village-named street signs and posts had been compiled (sign replacement is necessary before 2018 to comply with new federal regulations).

•Was informed by Councilor Nester that Edon Union Cemetery Board was moving forward with a low-maintenance landscaping project at the Cemetery’s Veterans Memorial Monument and Flagpole.

•Noted Bell Engineering Limited of Bryan is set to begin managing Village Zoning Inspector Services (overseeing zoning and planning needs) on October 1.

•Was thanked by Mayor Burkhardt for the expressions of sympathy on the loss of her mother.

•Noted the Street Committee (Councilors Thiel, Horn and Lawrence) would be meeting shortly to discuss hiring a new Village Street Superintendent; Superintendent Brigle is set to retire April 1, 2015.

•Scheduled the Village’s annual Trick or Treat Night for Saturday, October 25 from 6-7:00 p.m.

•Heard Edon United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Teen Canteen following Bomber home football games; the annual Rainbow of Wellness, hosted by Williams County Older Adult Task Force, will be held Thursday, October 16 at the Williams County Veterans Building in Montpelier from 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and ODOT is hosting an informational meeting September 24 regarding its 2015-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

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

•Voted to enter into Executive Session prior to adjournment for the expressed purpose of discussing personnel; no action was taken.

Edon Village Council will convene with Edon Board of Public Affairs in a Joint Executive Session Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss potential hiring of personnel; their next regular monthly meeting is slated for Monday, October 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.

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