The Metamora Village Council held their meeting on Monday, February 6th. The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.
The minutes from the previous meeting held on January 18th were approved along with a list of bills as presented.
Under old business, the Ohio Department of Transportation sent out letters asking for comments regarding the replacement of the Main Street (SR 120) bridge.
Discussion took place about a small portion of the land they want to buy for this project. ODOT also would like an easement to the attached land.
Council reviewed the plans and an intent to sell was signed. There were some discrepancies in ODOT’s paperwork regarding the dollar amount they want to give for the purchase. The village will have Kevin Whitlock review.
The Garnsey and Swanton Street Bridge reports were then reviewed. The Garnsey bridge scored an 81.6, last year it scored an 84.
Council would like to hold off on doing repairs until next year’s report to see if the score falls below 80, if so, they may qualify for a grant.
The bridge was labeled as satisfactory meaning repairs do not need to be done immediately.
Recommendations from CT Consultants were then discussed before moving on to the Memorial Wall Dedication.
The dedication will take place later this year on a Sunday during the Party in the Park. Planning has also begun for the Fall Festival that is scheduled for October 14th.
Moving to new business, a requested liquor permit was discussed. The permit is for the Farmers Wagon and council did not object and moved to approve the motion made by council.
For the fiscal officers report, Confined Space Training for the maintenance employees was postponed until March 8th.
It was then stated that Attorney Kevin Whitlock sent a letter to Ag-Pro in an attempt to resolve a disputed invoice for gator repairs. Council is waiting to hear a response regarding the proposal.
Five copies of the updated Codified Ordinance books were then discussed. No update had taken place since 2003 before now.
During discussion, it was stated the process should now be done yearly. A motion was then made, and approved, to suspend the rules and pass Ordinance 2023-03, approving current replacement pages to the Metamora, Ohio Codified Ordinances.
Siefker then volunteered to be in-charge of the annual Easter Egg Hunt that is scheduled for March 25th.
Membership to the Metamora Chamber of Commerce was then approved for renewal before council moved to enter into executive session at 7:58 p.m. Council returned at 8:07 p.m. with no action taken.
The mayor’s Report was then given with it being stated a water leak had been reported on Mill Street. The particular leak was the responsibility of the county and has been taken care of.
A review of the sheriff’s report took place next before council moved to adjourn at 8:17 p.m.