The Village of Continental Council met in Regular Session on Wednesday, December 26th with all members present. The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. The minutes, bills and receipts for the end of the month were reviewed and approved. There were no Then & Now Purchases Orders over the $3,000 threshold.
— Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Update: The sidewalks are all poured and the contractor will be putting soil around the edges of the sidewalks to let it settle over the months until it can be reseeded. The bathroom project at Sparling Park continues to be completed.
— Fire Department Grant: A contract is being reviewed by the Village Solicitor between the Village and the contractor who will be working on the grant.
— Building Permits: Received a building permit for a solar array for a new home being completed within the village which was unanimously approved.
— Policy & Procedure Manual Update: The Mayor, Fiscal Officer and Administrator met with a representative from Clemans & Nelson and it looks like after a few more changes it will be ready for approval.
— Council received a quote from R&L Builders for repairs to the roof on the EMS building for $3925. The accepted quote is good until spring.
— The Village had the aerator inspected earlier this year and received an estimate of $12,500 to repair it. Mike Leis is looking to find the parts locally instead of shipping them in from New Jersey. Council voted to accept the quote in hopes the parts will be less.
— OPWC for 2019 for the Water Tower was not funded so the Village will look for funding through the CDBG Critical Infrastructure Grant.
— The Putnam County Commissioners are holding public meetings on an increase to the Permissive License Tax to help with street and road paving. The increase will be to the registration fees for vehicles. The County used to be able to pave 20-25 miles of roads a year but with the increase in costs they currently can only pave 6 miles each year. The increase should net the village approximately $3200 per year.
— The Fort Jennings State Bank has been approved to come to the Village and will be in a temporary location by next month.
— Mayor Miller thanked the Council members, Administrator and Fiscal Officer for all their help in a very productive year and looks forward to the work to be done in 2019.
Village of Continental