By: Lindsay Phillips
Fayette Village Council began their regular meeting on November 30 at 6:09 p.m. at the village offices.
Following a prayer, all in attendance stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Minutes from the November 9 council meeting, November 16 Public Works Committee meeting and Finance Committee meeting on November 16. An addition to the agenda was made, adding a legislative action.
Mayor David Borer, gave his report sharing multiple upcoming Christmas themed events happening around the village.
Events to look forward to include a Christmas Service by Fayette Ministerial Association at Christian Church on December 11 at noon.
The Ministerial Association will also be Christmas caroling through the town on December 18 and will take place at 5:30 p.m. and start off at Christian Church.
Santa will return to Fayette on December 18 on the Fayette Fire Truck with pictures and snacks happening around 6:30 p.m.
Holiday Ladies Night Out will take place December 9 from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A fun night with music, shopping, food trucks crafts and so much more will be had.
The village offices will be closed on Friday before Christmas, December 23 and the Monday after on December 26. They will also be closed the day after new year’s, January 2.
AdministratorRic Beals gave his report sharing, “I attended Fulton County Revolving Loan Committee meeting in Wauseon on November 15, which approved $125,000 dollars to Lugbill Supply Center.”
“They’re going to be doing building renovations inside and out. The whole project was over $400,000 dollars.”
The village employee luncheon will take place Friday, December 9 at noon with Sooz catering. The office will be closed from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. that day.
Beals also stated, “We received something positive from a person driving through Fayette. It stated ‘Dear Sir, I happened to be driving through your village on Veterans Day.’
“I was impressed with your cleanliness and signs as they related to local Veterans.”
Beals finished off his report by stating, “The last thing, the sheriff’s department will be selling a drone, which is originally a $20,000 drone that they’re going to sell around $8,000.”
“They are willing to sell it to us and Chief Simon stated the cost could be split three ways between the village, fire department and township. With extra batteries that would amount to about $3,000 dollars each.”
The following ordinances, resolutions and legislative actions were approved by council:
- First reading of Resolution 2022-13: A resolution declaring it necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten million limitation for the park.
- First reading of Resolution 2022-14: A resolution declaring t necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten million limitation for current expense.
- First reading of Resolution 2022-15: A resolution authorizing the village administrator to enter an execute an agreement for emergency management services with the Emergency Management Agency for 2023.
- First reading of Ordinance 2022-11: temporary appropriations for 2023.
- Third Reading of Resolution 2022-12: resolution authorizing the village administrator to enter and execute an agreement for indigent defense services in county court for 2023 with Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
- Third Reading of Ordinance 2022-10: An ordinance repealing existing section 941.01 of the Codified Ordinances Section 941.01 establishing revised water and sewer rates and declaring an emergency.
- A motion approving the payment of 2022 licenses as proposed by the Finance Committee.
A motion to purchase the drone from Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was tabled by council until they can obtain cost estimates and more information regarding the said drone.
Added legislation item: motion to purchase two lawnmowers not to exceed $26,500 dollars was approved by council.
The village will purchase a Gravely lawnmower and a John Deer lawnmower in order to see which one is the better one for future references.
Hearing nothing from old and new business, council moved to an executive session at 6:50 p.m. for the purpose of employee compensation that concluded at 7:20 with no action taken.
Following the executive session the meeting was adjourned.
Lindsay can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org