Edon Village Council Holds Straightforward June Session

Edon VC June2015 - LHF(1) WEBBy: Lucinda Held-Faulhaber

Edon Village Council addressed a straightforward agenda during its regular session held Monday, June 15, 2015 in Council Chambers. Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the evening meeting to order with Councilors Lee Lawrence, Duane Thiel, Dick Chapin, Chuck Bidwell, Gale Horn, Village Administrator Randy Mahlman, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance; not answering roll was Councilor Roxana Nester.

In business presented that evening, Council:

•Noted Village Offices would be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

•Approved the second of three required readings of Ordinance 05-15: To Enact Codified Ordinance Section 505.17 Detailing Permitted and Prohibited Animals Within the Village.

•Voted to suspend the three-reading rule to pass Resolution 02-15 Accepting the Amounts and Rates as Determined by the Budget Commission and Authorizing the Necessary Tax Levies and Certifying Them to the County Auditor (annual action; 2.0 mills ~ approximately $20,243 to the 2016 Budget General Fund).

•Heard Administrator Mahlman’s monthly report noting all but a few catch basins had been cleaned out (thanks to Edgerton Village for use of their Vactor truck and workers to complete the job at no cost to the Village) and the Kubota mower, with attachments, was traded in for a John Deere 60″ Zero-Turn (impending repairs to the Kubota were estimated at eighteen hundred dollars; the new mower was purchased for twenty-six hundred dollars, four thousand dollars under list price). Additionally, he shared mosquito spraying would be done as weather permitted; tires collected were disposed of at the Village’s cost (current plans are to make this an annual one-day program); Aqua-Line Leak Detection will survey the Village in early July and he’ll meet with Edon Park Board in August to determine how best to move forward in making the tennis courts additional playground.

•Was briefed by Administrator Mahlman on the pull behind wood chipper purchased for $11,516 (first consideration was a Kubota wood chipper attachment); chipping brush and removal of larger wood pieces, previously contracted out, will be done in-house on Mondays (weather permitting and no emergencies arise) ~ a cost-saving measure for the Village. Residents should note leaves, grass clippings and other yard waste are accepted at the Village Compost Facility located southeast of the Water Plant (Woodville Street extending south from State Route 34); wood chips are there for the taking as well.

•Learned modifications to the Village’s Policies and Procedures Handbook and updated codified ordinances/issues by Solicitor Thompson and Administrator Mahlman were ongoing.

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

•Received a note of appreciation from Williams County Board of Elections for use of the Community Building and last-minute assistance provided during May’s Special Election; the site is slated to remain the Village’s and Florence Township’s polling location. In addition, learned Williams County Farm Bureau would be hosting two upcoming events including its annual meeting; all members were invited to attend.

•Voted to enter into Executive Session prior to adjournment for the expressed purpose of discussing compensation of public officials; no action was taken.
The next monthly regular meeting of Edon Village Council will be held Monday, July 20, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Village Chambers.

Lucinda Held-Faulhaber
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