COUNCIL … The Fayette Village Council and Mayor Borer discuss items in the village administrator’s report and VFO report. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The Fayette Village Council held their meeting on Wednesday, October 12th. The meeting began at 6:02 p.m. with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council first moved to approve the agenda with two additions as well as the minutes from the previous meeting held on September 28th.
Council then heard that the CDC will be holding another meeting on Monday the 17th.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the school following the school board meeting.
The following information was discussed during the mayor’s report. A cross country meet will be taking place on October 15th at Harrison Lake.
T22 Farms will be holding a trunk or treat on October 22nd and the Fayette High School will be holding a blood drive on October 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The option is available to register online.
Trick or Treat will be held on the 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The firehouse and local partners will be providing hotdogs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and donuts, cider, and punch from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The fire department’s Feather Party will also be taking place on November 5th.
In the administrators report, information was gathered regarding a company that works on websites for municipalities.
Workers at the water treatment plant were met with to work on SOP’s. Arcadis was also met with to discuss valve and hydrant replacements.
A wide load hit the stop light. The light is around 2 feet lower than it is supposed to be.
The stop light suffered some damage along with the yacht type boat being transported.
Council and the village administrator discussed the possibility of switching to flashing stop signs instead of the light. The administrator’s report was then approved.
In the VFO’s report, two levies are expiring in 2023. The levies expiring are for the park and the expense budget.
Discussed next was the employee handbook as well as a recommendation received by the VFO.
Water engineering and distribution will be applying for a new loan and upcoming items on the agenda were touched on.
The VFO’s report was then approved before also approving the paying of bills as presented.
In communications, a letter was received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Forestry Service.
A seminar will be taking place on November 2nd regarding trees at the Bluffton Village Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The following resolutions and legislative actions were then approved.
The first reading of Resolution 2022-09 requesting the county auditor to provide the required tax levy information (park).
The first reading of Resolution 2022-10 requesting the county auditor to provide the required tax levy information (current expenses).
The first reading of Resolution 2022-11 authorizing the village administrator to enter into agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for bridge inspection services.
A motion to change Mat Johnson’s job title from Utility Billing Clerk to Office Manager.
A motion to transfer $20,000 from the Water Fund to the Water Enhancement Fund.
A motion to instruct VFO Sauerlender to sign the audit engagement letter.
With no other business to attend to, the council moved to adjourn at 6:38 p.m.
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