Interim court clerk appointed by Cardington Council
By Evelyn Long
Cardington Village Council Rosanne Denty was named by Cardington Village council as the village’s interim mayor’s court clerk when the entity met in regular session on October 15.
She was given the oath of office by Mayor Susie Peyton. Her tenure became effective in October.
Giving reports were Acting Police Chief Bob Huston and village administrator Danny Wood.
Huston said his department had issued 404 warnings and 177 citations since January 1 2012.
He also said -
- two estimates had been received for the repair of the 2010 cruiser
- he had met with the supervisors at Cardington Yutaka on October 9, 2012 with members of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and the Morrow County EMA to discuss the recent bomb threats at CYT.
The department was involved in a pursuit in the early morning hours of October 8, 2012, that began in Cardigton with an attempted traffic stop for a speeding violation by Officer Mark Calicoat. The driver was finally apprehended an with the help of the Mount Gilead Police Department, the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol where it was discovered that the vehicle had been stolen in Marion, Ohio.
He reported that he had completed a course through the Department of Homeland Security on Understanding & Planning for School Bomb Incidents .
On October 11, 2012 the department made an arrest on the Cardington Yutaka bomb threat case. Huston and Officer Mark Calicoat were able to gain a full confession from the suspect in the case. He is presently incarcerated at the Morrow County jail on a $50,000 bond for inducing panic and vandalism, both felony four charges.
He added that at this time, the Cardington Police Department had worked two weeks and into a third week on special duty at the CYT plant and they have been extended through the month of October.
Wood said the street department had begun leaf removal. He noted that Kokosing had finished the County Road 168 project and the Kenny Lane project is in progress where the concrete work is being done on the curbs and sidewalks and it is ready for paving.
Guest speaker was David Rutter, Watershed Coordinator with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, who described the Balance Growth Planning in the Whetstone Creek Watershed. He explained that Balanced Growth is a voluntary, incentive based strategy to protect and restore Ohio’s watersheds to assure long term economic competitiveness, ecological health and quality of life. He explained that the development was directed by communities and stakeholders in the Whetstone Creek water-shed. “Balanced growth Planning is a voluntary and incentive based process that brings people together from across jurisdictional boundaries to create a broader vision for the watershed,” he said.
The final balanced Growth Plan shows Priority Conservation Areas, Priority Development areas, and Priority Agricultural Areas that have been designated by the Whetstone Creek Watershed Planning Partnership. The plan also includes an implementation tool box with information about selected tools that can assist communities with implementing the plan. The final plan does not create any requirements or regulations for partnership communities bu does include recommendations.
He added that after receiving local support MORPC will seek state endorsement for the plan, which will unlock state incentives for implementation.
The plan is funded through federal transportation dollars.
Council said they would discuss the plan before making a decision on giving its support.
Council approved emergency legislation which authorized the village manager, John Gersper, to accept the appointment as a village representative to the Morrow County Regional Planning commission.
Addressing council was Nicole Hiett of Morgan Street who said the house next door to her residence had been vacant for some time and the lawn both in front of the house and behind had not been mowed. Her husband had been mowing the back lawn of that residence and she said they could not afford to do that anymore. She asked that the village look into the matter. The mayor responded that it would be taken care of.
At the conclusion of the 60 minute regular session, council entered executive session based onORC121.22 (G)(1) Following the 80 minute session, council reconvened in regular session but no further action was taken.
The next council meeting will be held November 5 at 7 pm.