By: Chelsie Firestone
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Legislation regarding members of the West Unity Village Council meeting only monthly as opposed to twice per month met its final approval during the November 13 meeting of the Council. Future regular meetings of the Council will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM in council chambers. The fourth Thursday of the month, which was previously used for a second meeting, will be reserved for committee meetings and special meetings as needed.
During the meeting Council also learned that:
•The maintenance crew recently excavated and repaired a couple of curb stops, one on E. Catherine and one on E. North Street.
•That streetlight issues were submitted to Toledo Edison via the internet. Many of the issues have since been repaired.
•Work continues on the deed to the property sold to Roger and Brenda Short
•A sewer main backed up heading east off of Elm Street in the utility easement. It was jetted with the vactor truck and is back to normal.
•Maintenance was able to get some of the bulbs working on the new water tower but some still do not work properly. It is an issue that will be revisited in the spring. Later in the meeting Councilor Dave Short did inquire what needs to be done to permanently resolve the recurring problem. Councilor Randy Mahlman advised that they would probably have to put an entirely new system in. Council as well as Village Administrator Ric Beals seemed in agreement on this as well as that the possibility of doing so might warrant looking into.
Additionally, Fiscal Officer Kim Grime reported that the year to date income taxes are up 10 percent from this time last year as well as that she has been reminded by the Board of Elections that the seats held by Kevin Gray and Kirk Thompson, as well as Mayor Peggy Bernath, will be appearing on the November 3, 2015 General Election Ballot. The Park Levy will also appear as a renewal at that time.
Village Administrator Ric Beals would also like to remind everyone that the maintenance crew is still picking up leaves and that any residents who would like to have their leaves picked up should have the leaves to the curb by November 26.
Council entered into executive session with no further action being taken. The next meeting of the West Unity Village Council will be held on December 11 at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers.
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