By: Daniel Cooley
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Edgerton Village Council meeting, held on June 20, began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a prayer from Mayor Robert Day. That was followed by roll call.
All six council members, Pam Wampler, Jason Gruver, Leslie VanAusdale, Chuck Wallace, Sharon Blinzler and Lance Bowsher, were in attendance.
In the first order of business, council approved the meeting minutes from the previous May 16 meeting.
Village council then recognized the success from the Edgerton High School spring sports.
The baseball team qualified for districts for the first time since 2015 and the softball team qualified for regionals for the first time in 10 years.
In addition, in boys track, Carter Herman placed third in the Division III state meet in the 300 hurdles and fifth in the state in the 110 hurdles.
Village Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles then gave a report. First, she announced that there will be a Community Appreciation Day on June 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fire Hall, with a meal including burgers and hot dogs. Check on Facebook for a full list of events.
Also, Edgerton Homecoming will take place on July 20-22, including a three-day village wide garage sale. Events Thursday will be the Hubie Ashcroft Band and on Friday, the Hicksville Bank 5K Run and the Homecoming Car Show.
Saturday’s events will be the downtown flea market, homecoming parade, a volleyball tournament, and the Invision Truck Pull.
Admission for the truck pull will be $10, a pit pass will be $15, ages 5-10 years get in for $5 and four and under get in for free.
Food vendors for homecoming will be on site for all Miller Park and downtown events. More events are being planned and will be added as they are finalized.
Because of siren problems within the village, Fitzcharles said that the village contacted Federal Signal, a national company and a storm siren will be installed within the coming weeks.
Under new guidelines, Fitzcharles said that only one siren will be needed and its coverage will go beyond village limits. Once the new siren is installed, the village will begin to phase out the four older sirens.
Fitzcharles said that the ODOT salt contract has been signed and it will be at the same price as last year, at just over $61.00 per ton.
Dates for two committee meetings have been finalized. A public safety committee meeting with ODOT will take place on June 29, at 7 a.m. A finance committee meeting, to talk about upcoming projects, will be held on July 13, at 7 a.m.
Next, Fitzcharles stated that she has been looking for a new vehicle, either a Chevy Traverse or a Ford Explorer, for ongoing village projects.
After discussion, council made a motion to not exceed the state pricing that is set for a vehicle. Council passed the motion.
Fiscal Officer Denise Knecht then gave a report. First, Knecht mentioned that if any council members are interested, there will be a seminar on Ohio Ethics Law, at the Bryan Police and Fire Complex, on July 11, at 10 a.m.
Knecht announced that the finance report is in and credit card statements have arrived. A motion was then made to pay the bills.
Next, council approved the contractor’s application for payment number one, for Water Towers Project Two.
Council then approved change order number four, for Edgerton Water Towers Project Two. The project for the Water Tower Industrial Tank on Component Street has been completed and the Industrial Water Tower passed inspection.
However, part of the change order is a revision on the logo on the Industrial Water Tower, because the logo is too small and needs to be bigger.
D and M Contracting will be painting the logo on the Industrial Water Tower and the Water Tower on Indiana Avenue.
Entered into the new cost, too, is the removal of obsolete brackets, from the Water Tower on Indiana Avenue. Work on the Indiana Avenue Tower continues and a target date for completion is mid-July.
Next, council approved the revenue receipt from the Ohio Department of Development. A payment will then be issued to August Mack, for the Edgerton Metals Brownfield Remediation Project.
That was followed by council approving the request for a proposal for a consultant for the TAP/SafeRouteToSchool/HSIP, regarding ODOT funding.
In one revision, there will now be five miles of new sidewalk to be constructed within the village of Edgerton. Work on the project is expected to start on September 15.
Council then moved into executive session.
Because of the July 4 holiday, the next Edgerton Village Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 5, at 7 p.m.
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