Continental Village Council met in regular session on May 24 , 2022 with Mayor Miller presiding. Members present were Varner, Bartley, Knipp, Armey, Streicher and Sullivan. Also, present were Mayor Miller, Administrator Prowant, Fiscal Officer Darby and Solicitor Welch. Visitors were: none. The meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance.
Council approved minutes of previous meeting, bills and the receipts since the last meeting. Then & Now Purchase Orders over $3,000: None
HEARING OF THE PUBLIC: None
Water Department Update: The small leak that was noticed on the new water tower is at the sampling port. The contractor will drain the tower and remove the old port and replace. This will be done early in the morning so residents should not notice a decrease in water pressure. No date has been set for this to occur or the install of the aerator.
Review Board: Commercial building – the Village received a quote of $2,750 from Technicon to assess the structural integrity of the building. This cost for this quote will be passed on to the building owner. A requested meeting between an owner of a house on Rice street and the Mayor has not been scheduled yet. A number of properties in town have overgrown lawns and these will be addressed. One property on Seventh Street was notified that if they did not have it mowed the village will do it and the resident will be billed as per ordinance # 651-2015.
Ordinance Review: Council reviewed and discussed various village’s ordinances in reference to farm animals within the Village Corporation including dogs, cats and fowl. Council moved to table the discussion to the next meeting.
Purchases: The maintenance department is looking to purchase a trash pump to use at various locations. They provided quotes for a 3” pump for $2300 and a 4” pump for $3800. Council made a motion going with the 4” because we can always regulate it down with a slide gate to use for smaller jobs.
The maintenance garage has had problems with the A/C for a year and this year, the contractor suggested replacing the unit. His quote to replace it with parts and labor is $2937. Council approved the quote.
Housing Study: The Putnam County CIC is going to have Bowling Green State University perform a housing study for Putnam County for $4000. All the villages are being asked to contribute $250. This will show income levels, population trends and etc., all things that we need when applying for grants. Council committed $250 toward this for the village.
July meetings: Discussed the July meeting for the 12th. Due to vacation scheduling we will not have a quorum. Discussed combining both meetings into one meeting and holding it on Tuesday, July 19th at 7 p.m. in council chambers. Council approved the change the meeting schedule for July.
Village Clean Up: Will be held Wednesday, June 8 & Thursday, June 9 with dumpsters located at the E. Rice location. This is not for weekly household trash! No tires or batteries accepted.
Next Meeting: Next meeting is Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Council Chambers at 7 p.m. With no other business for the good of the village, council adjourned.
Susan Darby, Fiscal Officer