Cardington Mayor’s Court Clerk resigns
By Evelyn Long -
Cardington Village council adjourned to two separate executive sessions when the regular meeting was held October 1.
Both sessions were based on ORC 121.22 (G)(1). Following the first session, which was 20 minutes long, council resumed its normal meeting and accepted the resignation of mayor’s court clerk, Athena Abraham, effective October 1. Abraham had submitted a letter to all council members and Mayor Susie Peyton in which she cited personal reasons for her resignation. The vote was five yeas and one abstention, that being by Tim Abraham.
The position will be advertised for two weeks.
Mayor Peyton commended Terry Angel and the Boy Scouts from Troop 30 for their clean up efforts in the Community Park made prior to the Community Jamboree held Sunday evening, September 30.
Trick or Treat Night in Cardington was set for Saturday, October 27 from 5 to 7 pm. It was reported that the Friends of Cardington and American Legion Post 97 will be holding some events in the park that evening.
Council approved a resolution certifying to the county auditor the following amounts owed to the village for delinquent water and sewer charges: 332 Chesterville Avenue, $314.56; 200 Nichols Street, $476.09 and 241 Gilead Street, $1,016.97.
Acting Police Chief Robert Huston reported that his department has issued 400 warn– ings and 173 citations since January 1, 2012. He also reported the department, with assistance from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, had recovered the vehicle stolen on August 10, 2012 from the Duke Service Station.
His reported noted there were 91 calls for service made to the department in September. These included 21 traffic citations; 19 miscellaneous calls; 16 assist other units, two bomb threats and six threats and harassment.
Earlier in this day, October 1, he said the department along with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Morrow County E. M. A., Franklin County Sheriff’s Office bomb unit and the A. T. F. Investigated another bomb threat at the Cardington Yutaka plant. The 2010 cruiser was involved in an accident at the Duke service station parking lot Minor damage was sustained the rear bumper. The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and found the other driver at fault.
Village Administrator Danny Wood said they had made a water tap at 128 Gilead Street, one that was overlooked when Phase One of the water line was installed. Brush has been chipped for the last time this year. They are getting the leaf machine out and ready for use.
Plans for the wasterwater treatment plant upgrade have been submitted to the Ohio EPA for approval and a check for the Permit to Install. The final layer of pavement was placed on County Road 168 and only berm work remains.
The Kenny Lane project began Monday, October 1. Three new curb boxes have been installed at East Main and South Marion, said Wood, explaining that these make it easier to shut off the water when that become necessary. Fiscal Officer John Gersper distributed reports that showed the comparison between August– September of last year compared to August-September of this year, and reported that “we are better off than last year by 64 per cent.” More detailed financial reports will be made during the next meeting.
Council members agreed to hire a surveyor to determine the pin setting on the pro– perty of Stacey Hines, a situation that has not been resolved since the water line was placed several years ago and his property pin was not reset by the contractor. Council entered the 50 minute executive session at the close of the regular meeting. There was no further action taken at the close of that meeting. The next council meeting is October 15 at 7 pm.