Cardington Council approves permit for Patriot Bar
By Evelyn Long -
Only three pieces of legislation were considered when Cardington Village Council met in a 26 minute regular session Monday, April 2.
Council approved the renewal of employer Life Insurance with Companion Life Insurance Company. It was noted the rates are the same as last year.
Also approved by a vote of 5–1, was an ordinance adopting the Standard Operating Procedures for the Police Department for the village. Council woman Sherry Graham voted “no.”
Also approved was the paperwork from the Liquor Control Board for the Patriot Bar. The vote was an agreement to not object to the permit.
Giving his report was Interim Village Administrator Danny Wood who said that potholes had been patched throughout the village and curbs and sidewalks had been repaired in the downtown area. Trees that were in a state of deterioration in the downtown area were removed and will be replaced later. Landscaping was completed on the south side of the new street department building. He said Clint Johnson and Cheyenne Martheney, from the street department, had attended Mosquito Classes for their Continued Education Hours . He said that he (Wood) and Johnson had also attended the OTCO Water Workshop for two days.
He said they had done more landscaping so far this year than all of last year.
Acting Police Chief Robert Huston said his department had issued 174 warnings and 61 citations since January 1, 2012.
He noted the Explorers will be assisting the Upper Room Church with a canned food drive and that food will be delivered to the First United Methodist Church food bank.
The Explorers had held a St Patrick’s Day Dance that generated $171 in profit.
Huston and Officer Stoica had placed safety posters at the Cardington-Lincoln High School to make them aware of seat belts, texting and driving, drinking and driving awareness.
Huston said he will be attending training in Columbus on Developing Performance Leadership for Supervisors.
On March 30, Huston and Stoica had visited the Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School and enjoyed lunch with the students.
Mayor Susie Peyton said she had received word just before the meeting that Krock and Essor will do the zoning proposal at no additional charge. She said they would discuss this in the work session to follow this meeting.
Fiscal Officer Deb DiLeo said that things had been going well but there had been many people coming in with questions related to zoning. She noted the influx of more questions was probably due to the weather.
Council agreed that the village engineer need not be present for each council meeting but should submit a report for each session.
In response to a question about the annual village clean up day, Mayor Peyton said council was to discuss that in the work session but that the village could not afford the $11,000 fee for the clean up.
Council adjourned the regular meeting and entered a one hour and 22 minutes executive session based on ORC 121.22 (G) (1) and ORC 121.22 (G) (3). There was no further action made by council.
Council will meet next on April 16 at 7 pm.