By Kay Raypholtz – THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Holiday City Council met on Thursday, October 17 for their regular monthly meeting.
Council heard three ordinances. Ordinance 2013-2B, an ordinance to make appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the village of Holiday City during the fiscal year ending December 2013. Ordinance 2013-4, an ordinance to make temporary appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, was heard in its first reading, and was not voted on at this time. A third ordinance, one providing for increases in compensation for the clerk and administrative offices, and possibly the incoming council members, was also heard in its first reading. This ordinance needed to be read on that evening in order to start the process and can be amended before the final reading. The council will discuss the proposed ordinance further when clerk/treasurer Lauri TenEyck-Rupp is present.
Council also addressed and approved two resolutions. The first, Resolution R-2013-5 regarding Then and Now purchase orders from 7-22-13 and 8-13-13 was passed in its third reading. Resolution R-2013-7 for purchase order 38-2013 was heard. This addressed increased appropriations for an AMP-Ohio bill. The cost for power had increased and more money needed to be transferred to the power fun. Council voted to suspend rules, and approved the resolution.
In Holiday City Visitor’s Bureau news, they are asking for donations of gifts, candy, logo merchandise or a cash donation to be used for the purchasing of toys for Santa’s upcoming visit. The Jolly Old Elf will make his appearance in Holiday City at the Holiday Inn Express on Saturday, December 4, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to donate should contact Kellie Gray at the Visitor’s Bureau prior to November 25th. Last year, 150 youngsters attended the event.
In his administrator’s report, Village Administrator Gary Baker said that inspection on the water tower had been completed and that work for repairs would begin in the spring. Council discussed some of the continuing issues that they have had with the continued need to repairs to the tower. The water tank has been expected each year, and each time the sealant has been worked on. This time, the tank was drained and new anodes were added.
Work on the ditches is partially completed along the tracks and State Route 15. More work will be completed in the upcoming weeks.
The next meeting of the Holiday City Council is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2013, and 7:00 p.m.
Kay Raypholtz may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org