Cardington Village Council’s 33 minute meeting on July 21 was conducted with four council members present Two were absent.
During the meeting council gave a second reading to an ordinance amending the village’s ordinance related to service charge for returned checks.
During the discussion concerning the legislation, Councilman John Nippert moved for the ordinance with the amendment stating that whoever writes two NSF (Not Sufficient Funds) checks in one year will no longer be able to write a check for payment of their water bill. At the end of one year, their account would be reviewed and, if there are no additional issues with their account, check writing privileges would be reinstated.
The vote was three yeas and one nay with Council member Sherry Graham voting “no” defeating this amended ordinance. Voting for the original ordinance were three council members and Councilman Nippert voted ‘no.’ This ordinance was voted down and will be reconsidered by council with a second reading at the next council meeting.
A first reading was given an ordinance authorizing the transfer of Star Ohio General Investments to interest bearing public savings account.
A third reading was given a resolution authorizing written return to the Morrow County Auditor pursuant to the village ordinance regarding the removal of obnoxious weeds and it was adopted.
Giving her report, Fiscal Officer Deb Fry pointed out a few items on the outstanding invoice report. She said the steel picnic tables for Heimlich Park had arrived from Belson Outdoors totaling $2,202.80. She also noted the FirstEnergy Solutions Corp total $692.65 (represents multiple accounts) This is for a one time surcharge due to the harsh winter.Also noted was Voltz Fencing totaling 450.00 for a section of fence installed at Heimlich Park. She also pointed out $14,456.77 to Poggemeyer Design Group for their work with the SCADA unit at the new WWTP and the utility payment totaling $12,261.43. She said this was much higher due to usage at the water plant.
Council approved payment of bills totaling $44,571.03.
Village Solicitor Jim Dietz reported that the litigation against the village by Don Lee is in the process of being heard by the Ohio Supreme Court. He noted he has a link to their website where those who are interested can go to it and hear the case as it progresses.
Council member Heather Deskins was absent with an excuse and Council member Wise was absent without an excuse.
The next council meeting was to be held August 4, 2014.
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