Fayette Village Council: Council Discusses Upcoming Ohio EPA Visit

The Fayette Village Council held their meeting on Wednesday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and roll call. Council then moved to approve an amended agenda that included a legislative item and executive session.

The previous meetings minutes were then approved as well as the minutes for the safety committee and governmental affairs meetings. The mayor gave his report that discussed the entrepreneurial workshop that took place at the school.

The economic development meeting took place at the Fulton County Airport. An aide with Senator Sherrod Brown’s office was present and stated that new federal legislation regarding infrastructure funding was approved last week and that more opportunities may be coming for grants.

The administrators report then followed with it being stated that several items are being worked on for the Ohio EPA. A two-hour online meeting with the Ohio EPA will be taking place on Monday, November 15th followed by an onsite inspection on Wednesday, November 17th for the water plant, wells and any other parts of the water distribution system they would like to see.

Everything has been set up for the purchase of a new chipper. A $5,000 trade in credit has been received for the old chipper equating to a total cost of $31,771 for the new one.

If it is ordered now, it should arrive sometime in February or March of 2022. All of the paperwork has been submitted for the fiber at the wells. A motion was made to accept the administrator’s report which passed.

Council then heard a report from the fiscal officer. An ordinance has been added that has to do with impound fees. The safety committee has previously talked about this, but it wasn’t put in.

The only thing it changes in the ordinance is to increase the towing fee and the daily impound lot fee. Currently, the village pays a minimum of $200 for the towing, which is what is charged to the vehicle owner, and is why the amount will be increased. A motion was made to accept the VFO’s report which passed.

Council then moved to approve a request that was made to pay the bills in the amount of $60,393.99. With no communications received, council moved on to matters of legislation.

The First Reading for Ordinance 2021-13 was held. The ordinance was in regard to what was stated in the VFO’s report for impound storage and the redemption of impounded vehicles. The ordinance was read as an emergency but was approved as a first reading.

Council then moved to approve the purchase of the new chipper before entering into executive session regarding the employment of public employees. Upon returning from executive session, council moved to adjourn for the evening.


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