At the July 14th meeting of the Edison Village Council, Mayor Sandy Ackerman asked Street Commissioner Jerry Reeder about spraying for mosquitoes in the village.
Reeder stated that there has only been a need to spray once in the village this summer. However, he added that he has a concern for all the pots, trash cans, lids and buckets left out to collect water. They need to be emptied since standing water is a natural breeding ground for mosquitoes. Reeder said he will spray if it’s needed.
For the Streets and Sidewalks Committee, Council member Eldonna McKinniss brought up her concern for the deteriorating condition of the Ohio Historical sign outside the village on St. Rt. 95. Reeder said that the state is the only one who can do anything with the historical signs. It was suggested that Phylis Miller or someone else from the county historical society might have a contact in the state.
Council accepted the Budget for 2015 as presented by the Finance Committee. The Finance and Personnel Committee will also be working to update the Safety and Health Policy. Mayor Ackerman said that she is looking into grants for storm sewers from Ohio Public Works Commission.
Reeder reported that he is looking into costs for a driveway by the new village maintenance building. He suggested that council members look at the park area. He along with the street dept. staff planted some dahlias, prairie flowers, herbs and vegetables there. They are planning on planting bulbs and more perennials.
Council commented on the beautiful display of lilies planted by Edison resident Nikki Ryan by the village building.
Several Council members expressed their continuing concern for 4 wheelers, golf carts and ATVs that tool around the streets of town. Council member, Ruth Davis said that vehicles must be legal with license plates and turn signals to drive around on the streets.
Fiscal reports were presented to council and they passed a motion to pay July bills in the amount of $9,850.65. Attorney Denise Martin will be sending a letter to police officers who have not returned requested equipment to the village.
The next Edison Village Council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
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