Continental Village Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in council chambers with all members present. Visitors included Cheri Streicher. Council approved the minutes from the previous meeting. Also approved were the bills and receipts since the last meeting. Management reports were approved by signature.
–Council approved a correcting entry on a recent transfer to a Capital Improvement fund to close the project.
Hearing of the Public:
–Cheri Streicher wanted to publicly thank Administrator Prowant for all her help with recent issues she had with her recent remodeling of her house. Then she asked if the Village was affiliated with OUPS, as her contractor on her project had called OUPS to mark utilities but the village water & sewer lines were not marked and they were cut during her project. Prowant stated that contractor usually contact the Village directly and our maintenance men mark our lines. Mayor Miller had checked with other villages to see if they were affiliated and only the largest communities in Putnam County were. The Mayor asked Prowant to do some checking on the cost to see if it would be worth the cost since basically all they do is call the Village and ask us to mark our lines.
–Streicher also had conducted a poll on Facebook to see what people would like to see in the Village. The top three results had Family in common. She would like to see more family- centered business within the Village. She asked if there was still an Economic Development Corporation that she could address these concerns with and work with to bring new businesses into the Village. Mayor Miller stated that he would be glad to work with her toward these goals. Prowant will give her the President of the Economic Development Corp.’s phone number.
–NatureWork Agreement Approval- Mayor Miller asked for approval to enter into an agreement with ODNR for the NatureWork Grant Program. Council unanimously agreed.
–Poggemeyer Design Group sent a Contract Amendment for the Engineering on the second phase of the Water Tower Project. The amount of engineering will be $47,600. Council moved to allow the Mayor to sign the amendment.
–Mayor Miller informed council that the Village came out of the District Small Government as the number one project which give us priority points going into the State Small Government scoring. We should find out if we are funded by late April – early May. The plan is to go out to bid this spring and break ground in July.
–Currently they are working on mapping the village water & sewer lines and water valves for the GPS program and repairing the alleys.
–A short finance meeting was held following the meeting to review proposed 2020 appropriations. No action was taken.
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