Cardington Council amends water, sewer ordinances
By Evelyn Long -
Cardington Village council completed a brief agenda in 35 minutes when they met February 4.
Two ordinances related to the water and sewer charges (extensions of those ordinances approved at the Jan, 22 meeting) were approved: an ordinance creating a 50% sewer base rate for inactive sewer accounts and a connection fee for vacant lots with respect to village sewer service; and a similar ordinance for water base rates, also related to inactive water accounts.
Also approved was an ordinance amending and clarifying the ordinance approved at the January 22 meeting, which suspends for 2013 the water base rate and water user charge automatic annual adjustment — returning the water base rate and the water user charge to March, 2012 levels without the three per cent automatic increase.
The vote was unanimous on both pieces of legislation. Councilman Richard Caldwell was absent.
Approved was a total of $77,084.80 in bills.
Council accepted the resignations of Patrick Sheehan from the position of part time police officer for the village and that of Jacob Doug Mullet from the position of Auxiliary police officer for the village. Police Chief John Hinton said Mullet has accepted a position with the Morrow County Sheriff’s office and Sheehan has accepted a position wih the Editon police department.
Chief Hinton said the department has taken 105 calls for service, up from 48 calls at this time last year. The 2010 cruiser was repaired and the cost, $949.77, is approximately $50 less than quoted. He also said the Patriot Bar was broken into on January 24, 2013 and $775 was taken. He and Lt. James Wallace are handling the investigation.
He noted that Lt. Wallace and he have been making strides in the evidence room. All evidence has been inventoried and they are in the process of looking up the cases through mayor’s court, municipal court and Common Pleas court.
“Once the cases have been located through the court systems, the evidence considered contraband will be disposed of per the Ohio Revised Code,” Hinton said.
Fire Chief Gary Goodman said the department had made 12 runs thus far this year. He also noted there will be an open house reception honoring retiring Fire Chief Jim Ullom on February 23 at the First United Methodist Church.
Village Administrator Danny Wood said the village staff’s activities since January 22, 2013 included the rebuilding and replacing of 18 water softener valves and he reported there are 11 street lights out in the village. He noted that Ohio Edison had been in town and repaired all but one.
Council adjourned to executive session based on ORC 121.22(G)(1) and ORC 121.22 (G)(3).
Council will meet next on February 18 at 7 pm.