Members of the Montpelier Village Council convened for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 25 with all members present at roll call. During the meeting, members first heard an update on the status of Alert86, the county-wide alert system. Dawn Baldwin, director of the Williams County EMA, sent an e-mail to the council letting them know that the system is now up and running and encouraging participation by all residents of the county.
Council also received a letter from Ken West and Troy Kirkendall of the Firefighters Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club. The letter thanked the village for their efforts and assistance with the first annual Kaleb McLaughlin Memorial Ride that was held in order to raise awareness about organ donation. The Ride was well received and very successful during its premier event and the Club, who intends to hold the ride annually, is planning their next ride on July 11, 2015.
Also noted during the meeting was that fall’s large trash drop – off will be held October 4 and October 11 at the Street Department Building between 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Only large, bulky household items such as furniture, appliance, and other large junk items will be accepted. Appliances containing Freon will be accepted for a $15 fee. Tires will also be accepted for a fee of $3 for car tires, $6 for truck tires, and $25 for tractor tires. The fees cover the cost of the Village’s disposal. The drop off is for Montpelier residents only.
Legislative matters addressed during the meeting included:
~a motion for a technical assistance agreement with Maumee Valley Planning Organization for assistance with paperwork related to grants and programs;
~a resolution authorizing the Village Manager to apply for an Ohio Public Works Grant for improvements to Main Street;
~an ordinance accepting the Pocket Park Real Estate on the corner of Main and Jonesville Streets from the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce for the cost of $1 plus fees.
Council entered into executive session with Police Chief Dan McGee at the end of the meeting with no action being taken.