Prayer led by Paul Gruetter, for Council President, Chris Kannel and his family in the loss of his dad, Mike Kannel, was lifted up at the beginning of the June 27, 2022 meeting. With Mayor Steve Yagelski and President Kannel not present, Council member Don Schlosser led the meeting.
Council voted to approve the agenda for this meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting.
Laura Gray from Main St. informed council that she is having trouble with their home’s water bill being too high for three days they were gone.
They had turned the water off while gone but there is record that someone turned it on. Village Administrator Jason Rockey explained that they sent one of the water employees out and the reading on the meter was correct.
It says that almost 9000 gallons was run on those three days and she said that there was no way it could have run enough to “create a swimming pool in her basement.”
Discussion covered what might have happened, with no agreement as to why there is such a discrepancy. Rockey said that amount of water could have gone down the drain.
She asked them to come to her house and take a look at her evidence. It was recalled that in the past they had talked about getting a program in which customers could look at their own daily consumption.
Heather Freese reported for the Economic Development committee that met on the 14th and a plan has been in process for repairs on West Madison Street.
Kevin Motter reported on Buckeye Boys State. They are from many hard situations and put in this positive atmosphere and able to see where they can go.
Parking lot paving at the Veterans Memorial is half done. The commissioners funded the second half so the whole lot will be done soon. “It will be really nice!” asking public to stay off marked off areas to allow it to set.
Rockey read Resolution 1351 Police Pension Transfer, which council voted to suspend and pass. They also approved Ordinance 2259 a Note Renewal for Splash Pad, suspending and passing.
In his Village Administrator report, Rockey informed council of the following:
-Turn lane in front of the school was almost done
-Met with county engineer to discuss payment of invoices for the turn lane project, as it was a joint project with the county
-Concrete at park will be poured, basketball goals have been delivered
-Administration met with Clemens Nelson, for an introductory meeting. Very interested in supervisory training.
Concerning the Solar Field, the question was raised by Councilor Kevin Motter, “do we have anything to show the benefit to the village?”
Rockey said he needs to do a follow up call with the company so he will ask for a report from them.
Councilor Melissa Ewers asked about the pool upgrades and Rockey said they are on hold until the company has time to come do the work. The floors have been painted in the locker and shower rooms.
Councilor Nathan Thompson acknowledged the letter provided in the council packet from Natalie S., requesting to paint “Locomotives” and a train on the water tower the next time it is painted.
Rockey said he will be bringing the ARS discussion to council at a later date, concerning the fuel surcharge, and that the village’s contract needs to be renewed soon.
He will send it to the Utility Committee to review first. Melissa Ewers mentioned that the residents like ARS and there is a need for it.
With no further business the meeting adjourned.