Ullom retires; new fire chief appointed in Cardington
By Evelyn Long -
A new mayor’s court clerk and new fire chief were appointed when Cardington Village Council met in regular session on December 17.
Council approved the mayor’s appointment of Gary Goodman as the new Cardington Fire Chief and gave him the oath of office during the meeting. He succeeds Jim Ullom who has been with the fire department for 50 years, the past 36 as chief. Goodman’s appointment is effective February 1, 2013. Ullom’s retirement is effective January 31, 2013.
Jeff Benson, a Lieutenant with the department, presented Ullom with the Ohio Fire Chief’s Presidential Award in recognition of his career with the fire department.
A total of $43,425 in bills was approved for payment by council. John Gersper, fiscal officer, said although the temporary budget has been sent to the county office, he would like input from council on it before the final figures are sent.
A meeting was set for Wednesday, December 26, at 6 p.m. for council to meet and discuss the budget.
The resignation of Jeff Risner as a part time police officer was accepted. Acting on the mayor’s recommendation, Risner was then employed as an auxiliary police officer for the village.
Council authorized the administrator and fiscal officer to enter into a (two year) agreement with Krock Esser Engineering, Inc. for engineering services.
A second reading was given an ordinance approving the addition and inclusion of certain ordinances as part of the various component codes of the codified ordinances of the village.
Mayor Susie Peyton said a check had been received from the Fort Morrow Fire District in the amount of $15,600 as full payment of the fire contract with the district for the years 2009–2012. The village has sent a letter offering coverage again in 2013 in the amount of $3900. No response has been received yet.
The police report included the officer activity listing for the month of October, 2012.
Village Administrator Danny Wood said the street, water and wastewater departments had made their last leaf pickup for the year. They had also completed crack sealing, and repaired a water leak on New Street. Six trees had been removed.
Mayor Peyton said the village engineer, Scott Hines, will begin monthly reports in January.
Council entered executive session at 7:36 pm based on ORC 121.22 (G) (1) and ORC121.22 (G)(3). They session adjourned at 8:37 pm. Upon re convening in regular session, council appointed Rosanne Denty as mayor’s court clerk for the village.
Adjournment took place three minutes later.
Council met next on January 7, 2013.