PROJECT STATUS … Pioneer Village Council discussed the State Street project being on schedule. (PHOTO BY TRISHELLE SMITH, STAFF)
By: Trishelle Smith
The Village of Pioneer held its council meeting on May 9, 2022. The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance and a roll call showing all members were present. Council approved the agenda as amended.
Next up, the Council approved the minutes from the previous meeting on April 11, 2022.
Next, Council approved the financial report and the payment of bills. Council also approved the payment of bills of Pioneer Hometown Hardware invoice for April of $1548.88. Council also approved the payment of the mailbox invoice of $2542.00.
Next up, Chief Livengood presented his report. Chief introduced a new police officer, that couldn’t be present due to a work detail. Randy Mills comes to Pioneer with five years’ prior experience and experience as an Army Reserves Ranger.
Next up, Chief Fackler gave his report. He talked about having twenty- five calls for the month.
Next up, Council heard from the visitors. The first visitor to speak was Gary Crider. He wanted council to consider developing his forty-three acres. Council agreed to look into his request.
Next, Council heard from Kenny Coy. Coy had questions and concerns regarding the temporary campground previously approved by council.
His main concern was for other business owners in the community and wanted to make sure business was not being taken away from them.
Council assured Coy this temporary housing was not going into effect and that their first interest was in the business owners of Pioneer.
Next up, Al Fiser the Village Administrator gave his report. He gave an update on the sanitary project, stating the hole has been dug.
He advised council that the State Street project was on track. He stated that next week the concrete on Mulberry will be poured and after that the seeding process will begin.
Fiser stated that the asphalt will be being poured by the State of Ohio starting at the State Line and going to State Route 20. This has an unknown start date, due to the State of Ohio.
Next up, Council moved into Executive Session to discuss personnel.
Next, Council moved in to open session to discuss Ordinances. The Ordinance number 03-2022 is an ordinance amending the appropriations for 2022. Council passed the ordinance unanimously.
Next up, Edward Kidston, Mayor, moved to approve the Fiscal Officer and the Clerk of Utilities to a salary position from probation. Council approved.
Next up, Mayor leaves and council discusses reports. Trevor West, Council member requested that a stop sign be put up on Cedar street.
He stated that citizens drive too fast down this street and hopefully a stop sign will deter speeding. Council and Chief Livengood will look into a traffic study for a possible stop sign.
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