The Metamora Village Council held their meeting on Monday August 2nd. The meeting was called to order followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
The council then moved to approve the minutes from the previous meeting on July 19th followed by a reading of the bills. Council then moved to the solicitor’s report. Two discussions took place during the report.
The first discussion was in regard to mowing at Parker-Hannifin and figuring out who was responsible for it.
The second discussion was in regard to the handrail for the front of the building and the need to be ADA compliant as well as building code compliant.
Moving to old business, council held the third reading for Ordinance 1057 for the prohibition of marijuana sales and cultivation in village limits. A motion was made to approve which passed.
A third reading for Ordinance 1059 then followed regarding the amendment to the 2021 appropriations. A motion was made to approve the ordinance which passed as well.
Council then discussed properties needing sidewalk repair including the Butson property when the sidewalk has major issues. A letter was sent on July 20th to the property owner of the old church property at 124 East Main. The owner has 45 days to comply with the terms of the letter.
A discussion then followed regarding the Chicken BBQ event coming up. This is the last meeting before the event and some issues still need figured out. It was then said that the picnic tables and benches were picked up from Parker.
In new business, a letter was mailed to Nick and Luke Simon on July 28th regarding a tall grass issue. A discussion then took place regarding a monetary raise for four council members that will have new terms as of January 1st, 2022.
A report had been taken by the Sheriff’s department in regard to a camper being parked in the village lots. Contact will need to be made to the owner Angel Zeller in regard to moving it.
Bridge inspections will be taking place the week of the 27th with the State and Mannik & Smith Group. The bridges are at Garnsey and Swanton Street.
A discussion then followed regarding an abandoned vehicle at the fire department.
In the Fiscal Officers report, a $50 donation was given to the village for allowing use of picnic tables at a recent graduation party. A memorial plate was purchased for Jerry Pinkelman for the memorial wall at a price of $150.
The deadline to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act is September 4th. Swanton will be hosting a webinar on water/sewer on 08/05/21 in regard to the ARPA.
Pasternak tree trimming will be starting on August 5th and 6th with Locust and spruce removals on Main Street. Trim work will be started on August 18th.
A cleanup for the Village’s website will be conducted to remove out of date information. A zoning permit was filed for Joe Schwind for a shed.
A resident called in on Garnsey Avenue regarding a racoon problem and was concerned for her children.
An archive social software proposal will need to be sent to P&F for real time archiving of social media posts and record retention.
The mayor then read the Sheriff’s report for the month of June followed by a motion to adjourn which passed.