Edison Council welcomes new police officers, mayor’s court attorney and street department worker
By Alberta Stojkovic
Edison Village Attorney, Denise Martin inducted two new police officers at the beginning of the February 27th meeting of the village council. Officers Mike Kindell and Wayne Lanum were the two officers who took the oath of office and will now be serving the Edison Police Dept. Edison Police Officer, Frank Ramos assisted with the induction in the absence of Chief John Edwards who was attending a conference.
Attorney Jon Jensen will be serving the village as Mayor’s Court Attorney in the future. Jenson will replace Jenifer Murphy Burnaugh who resigned as Mayor’s Court Attorney. The council voted to approve Jensen at the Feb. 13, council meeting.
Street Commissioner Jerry Reeder reported that Rod Clinger began working on Feb. 14 for the street department. Clinger is working in the position formerly held by Bob Fissell who passed away unexpectedly in January.
Reeder said to council that Bob Fissell’s passing meant a big loss to the entire community. He said that Bob did a great deal to help Edison, not only on the street department, but also helping with good public relations. Floyd Wogan added that Bob was one person who “really made a difference.”
Clerk Treasurer, Roseanne Denty mentioned to council that an afghan was sent to Shirley Fissell at the funeral home in memory of Bob.
Candidate for Morrow County Commissioner, Richard “Dick” Miller spoke to the council and assembled guests at the Feb. 27th meeting. Miller spoke during the time allowed for citizens’ communications. He noted that Edison and villages the size of Edison are less financial burden on the county because they care for many of the services that would otherwise be a responsibility for county government.
Ordinance 2012-02 was passed by council after the final reading modifying the monthly sewer rates for the Village of Edison.
Reeder said bids for repairs and relining project of sewers will go out for bids in March since it was passed by council.
Reeder reported that the street department has been working on the park area. Council Member, Kelsey Lewis responded that the park area is really starting to look good.
At the Feb. 13 Village Council meeting Reeder had a Purchase Order for $500 for cold patch and stone approved for pothole repair. Reeder said that the village saved a lot of money not using salt or needing snow plowing much this year. Even the pot holes aren’t as bad this year. New weight limit signs are posted on State Route 95 in both directions noting the weight limit on Boundary St. for trucks. The new weight limit sign is also posted on Co. Rd. 9 north of the village. The signs were posted at the request of the County Prosecutor.
Mayor Sandy Ackerman reported that she will go with Chief John Edwards to mediation concerning the miscellaneous items confiscated by Edison Police during crimes. Chief Edwards and Roger Myer were attending a law enforcement conference in Atlanta, Georgia. There will be no cost for the village because they received a grant to attend.
Council moved to pay bills for February of $9,129.27 as presented by Clerk-treasurer, Roseanne Denty. She will look into a conference for clerk-treasurers concerning mayors court to see if it will be worthwhile for her to attend.
Village Attorney Denise Martin encouraged council members to attend the Opiate Task Force meeting at Highland. She suggested it would be good to have a similar conference at Edison.
Kelsey Lewis said that she will be attending the conference at Highland.
There was general discussion that people need to be aware of their neighbors and look out for their neighbors. Ruth Davis said she would like to start a neighborhood watch.
Edison Village Council meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Village Municipal Bldg. at 103 N. Boundary St. They are open to the public.