The Metamora Village Council held their meeting on Monday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council then moved to approve minutes from the October 18th meeting and the special meeting that took place on October 25th.
Reading of the bills took place next with council moving to pay the bills as read. Council then welcomed members of the public to speak with Jane Dominique and Gail Northcott standing to speak.
The two are from the Metamora Historical Society and came to discuss the murals that might be put on buildings in town.
The pair expressed that they believe the murals should have some historical images on them such as the original water tower, Frank O’Neil’s log cabin, Chautauqua’s tent and others.
It was recommended to for a committee with members from the Historical Society, council and the art teacher to be formed.
The solicitors report then followed. A discussion took place regarding the formation of a planning committee and zoning appeals board. Five people for each committee is needed.
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Council then heard Ordinance 1063 regarding a supplemental appropriation, amending the 2021 appropriations and approving the 2021 transfers during the fiscal year ending December 31st.
A motion was made to suspend the rules which passed followed by a motion to approve the Ordinance which also passed.
Next, council discussed the fiscal report with it being stated that the County Engineers office was contacted and that there is a work order to clean the Ten Mile Creek.
They were also advised of a fallen tree near East Main Street. Repairs to the village gator were done at FIC and were covered under warranty. Due to the cost being covered, the Care Act money can be closed out.
A motion was then made to approve a transfer of $2,837.80 from the general fund to the capital improvement fund, which was done on December 14th, 2020, but was never approved. Another motion was made to transfer $12,750.00 for work done by Pasternak’s in July.
A third motion was made to approve a transfer of $750.00 to pay for the EPA renewal application. Lastly, a motion was made to approve credits for the 2nd water meter reading in the amount of $1,001.08. All motions made were approved by all members of council.
Council then reviewed a letter going to residents starting in 2022 who have a second meter. The letter states that, regarding Ordinance 1056, there will be a 25% service fee.
The next meeting that was scheduled to be held on Monday, November 15th has been moved to Tuesday, November 16th. With no new business to be heard from the mayor the council moved to adjourn at 7:54 p.m.