By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Edgerton Village Council met on September 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Councilors Lance Bowsher, Sharon Blinzler, Pam Wampler, Leslie VanAusdale, Chuck Wallace, and Jason Gruver were present, as were Mayor Robert Day, Village Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles, and Fiscal Officer Denise Knetch.
The mayor shared that the tree commission meeting on September 9 resulted in a planting schedule for trees in the next two weeks, as well as the beginnings of a long-term tree planting plan.
Trunk-or-Treat and Trick-or-Treat will both be on Tuesday October 31 from 5-7 p.m.
Administrator Fitzcharles shared that there was a Narcan training event, as well as an order application for OSU.
Fitzcharles also shared that the finance committee met on September 15, holding a productive meeting.
Insurance rates will be set in October, the police station is selling two cruisers, the 2024 public entity pool renewal was approved, the Edgemont Colony Apartment Remediation Project was detailed, and particulars around extending Stadium Drive were discussed, along with an idea to place traffic solutions along Gearhart and Ash streets.
It was also shared that the village has 40 trees that can be planted this fall.
Police Chief Jacob then shared that he acquired two grants for personal body armor, which were later appropriated through Ordinance No. 1126.
Justin Thiel was then hired in as a part-time employee for the parks department, and Phase III of the Oak Street Rephasing Project was shared to be resurfacing the road from River Street to East Hull Street.
The project is hoped to have construction begin in June. Fitzcharles was then given permission to move forward with contracting with OHM to engineer and plan the project.
Fiscal Officer Denise Knetch shared the credit card report from August 16 to September 15.
Chief Jacob then shared the details of K9 Ruin’s first week, the restocking of weapons, and Fitzcharles congratulated him on being awarded those two personal body armor grants before council passed Ordinance No. 1126 to appropriate them.
Resolution 2023-011 was then passed, officially recognizing October 1-7 as Public Power Week in honor of Edgerton’s Electric Department.
Fitzcharles then shared that the fire department ice cream social went well, highlighting the department’s need for volunteers, and that an agreement between ODOT and the Environmental Design Group is being looked into before the meeting was adjourned at 5:53 p.m., set to meet next on October 4, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
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