The Swanton Village Council held their meeting on Monday, June 13th. The meeting began at 7:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council first moved to approve the agenda as amended in order to include variance requests and a fireworks discussion.
The minutes for the previous meeting held on May 23rd were then approved as well as the minutes for the June 6th Special Council meeting.
Committee reports took place next with Water and Sewer being going first. A leak detection survey was discussed and touched on areas such as water accountability, how often leak detection should be completed, the state of hydrants and what leaks were detected. In the 2022 survey, 8 points of leakage were found.
These leaks equate to 26,000 gallons lost per day. 3 out of the 8 points have since been corrected with a plan in place to repair the rest.
The Finance Committee went next and began with the financial document review which included the April 2022 financial documents.
A discussion took place regarding the new electrical quotes for 2023 and beyond, before moving on to a revenue review.
The following agenda items were then approved by council. The Third Reading to enact Chapter 98, Trees of the Codified Ordinances. The Third Reading to amend Chapter 33, other departments.
The First Reading for the for the establishment of the final assessments for all properties in the Village of Swanton, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 727.01 Et Seq. For the cost of leaf collection.
The First Reading for the establishment of the final assessments for all properties in the Village of Swanton, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 727.01 Et Seq. For the cost of street lighting.
An Emergency Ordinance to amend Ordinance 2022-03 authorizing and directing the mayor and or village administrator to enter into an agreement with Jones and Henry Engineers for Engineering Services for Project 3 and 11 Sewer Separation.
Council then discussed this year’s fireworks festival. It was decided that the festival will be held at Memorial Park. Variances were also approved by council for the following locations.
A variance for alcohol sales and 106 N. Main Street. A variance for Structure Construction at 615 S. Main Street. A variance for a structure construction at 131 St. Richards Ct.
The May financial statements were then approved before the mayor began to give his report. The Administrator search is still ongoing, and an update was given for the live streaming of meetings.
Everything is currently up and running as normal. A Railroad Park update was given with the mayor explaining that the project is progressing.
The Administrators report followed after with it being stated that there have been ten water shut offs in June so far due to non-payment.
The variances previously approved were discussed before moving on to address the Tree Commission. An upcoming meeting date is not known at this time due to there only being one person currently on the commission.
A brief update was also given for Projects 8 and 9, the membrane softening project and the Memorial Park Master Plan.
Moving on to the Personnel report, resignations were discussed with the following being approved. Katelyn Sanders with an effective date of June 10th, 2022.
Sean Greiwahn with an effective date of June 13th, 2022. Shylie Monto with an effective date of June 13th, 2022. Council then moved to adjourn at 7:41 p.m.