CONTRACT RENEWED … Edgerton Village Council members Pam Wampler (left), Leslie VanAusdale (middle) and Jason Gruver (right) get ready to vote on the American Municipal Power contract. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Edgerton Village Council meeting of October 18 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Mayor Robert Day.
With two council members absent, the following four members were in attendance: Pam Wampler, Leslie VanAusdale, Jason Gruver and Sharon Blinzler.
First, council approved the previous meeting minutes from October 4.
Mayor Day reported that Edgerton’s Trick or Treat will be from 5-6 p.m. on October 29.
Village Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles said that the underdrain on Maple Lane will be repaired and the following roads will be worked on shortly: Hall Street, East River and Railroad Street.
Fitzcharles reported that the railroad beautification project on Vine Street is underway.
Also, removal of trees in the village has started and Williams County Engineer Todd Roth has helped with the project.
A report of water bubbling up turned out to be a break on Sargent Street. The crew was able to quickly repair it and put it back together.
A word from Fitzcharles to help minimize such a problem again would be that, before a driveway is poured, move the meter pit out of the way of the driveway.
Fitzcharles also reported that the Oak Street project is done and was recently seeded.
There is a one year warranty on the project and the village is pleased with how the project was done.
Wampler said she thought the project went well. She has seen a lot more kids using the sidewalk now, which is what was wanted.
In the fiscal officer report, Denise Knecht said that the credit card statement from September 16-October 16 is ready.
Knecht said that the Utility Billing Department has been working on an upgrade.
With a couple more sessions with the instructor, they can hopefully begin the new system by the end of November.
Knecht stated that there is an ongoing meter upgrade because the old system is being phased out.
The new meter reading system should be ready by the end of November.
Next council approved of the motion to pay the bills for October 18.
That was followed by council approving Resolution 2022-025. This resolution approves an efficiency smart schedule with AMP (American Municipal Power), Incorporated.
The resolution will bring about Edgerton’s fourth three-year cycle with AMP.
In the past, AMP had a year-round recycling program which included appliances.
AMP expressed an interest in incorporating the program year-round once again.
Council then approved Ordinance 1110. Since the transmission problem that occurred in June, the village was able to recover and is ready to go back to the way things were calculated before the transmission accident.
Next Fitzcharles said that two items were left off the agenda, because two council members were absent.
In the last item of business council approved of the resignation of Melanie Kaiser, whose last day will be October 28.
Council then voted to adjourn the meeting.
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