Continental Village Council met in regular session on October 9, 2018 with Mayor Miller opening the meeting. Members present were Armey, Bartley, Knipp, Streicher and Sullivan. Also present were Mayor Miller, Administrator Prowant, Solicitor Welch and Fiscal Officer Darby. Mike Varner was absent.
– Council approve minutes of previous meeting and approved the bills. Management Reports were reviewed and passed by signature. Fiscal Officer explained new revenue reports.
– Building permit renewal and new deck building permits were approved.
– NRG Update: the gazebo removed and the electrical box has the power shut off and was stabilized. Schimmoeller was in on Monday and they have begun the survey work for the park bathroom. The water and sewer tap installation for the bathroom is included in the grant. Schimmoeller’s also received the contract for the sidewalks and will be beginning soon. Ward’s Construction will be in toward the end of the month for the paving project.
– Maintenance Update: Village received a quote from J & M Excavating to do some storm sewer work at First & Maple Streets prior to the paving project. The tile that runs under Maple Street needs replaced but to do that the ditch it empties into needs to be lowered and a catch basin installed. This is Phase 1 of correcting the drainage in this area. Phase 2 will be to clean the ditch that flows to the West along the railroad tracks, under the tracks and then to the North. This will help drain this quadrant of the Village. The quote for Phase 1 is $10,425. Council moved to proceed with the project.
-The majority of the LED lights were replaced at the Maintenance area; a few have some extra work that needs done. The maintenance men replaced some ceiling tiles in the EMS building and then we received quite a bit of rain and found that the roof is leaking in the same area. The roof was replaced in 1990 by R & L Builders and then was patched and sealed by Matt Lloyd in 2005. R & L Builders is working on a quote for repairs.
– The Zoning & Review Board met with a resident concerning a house he owns on W. Rice Street. A plan for the issues noted with a timeline for the repairs will be implemented by the Review Board. Also, a house that the Review Board had sent a letter to on Third Street, has since been demolished with a little bit of clean up remaining. The remaining properties the Review Board would like to have addressed will require a licensed building inspector.
– Council reviewed a letter from the Putnam County Police Chiefs Assoc. and Sheriff’s Office urging voters to vote NO on Issue 1.
– Council approved an Emergency Ordinance to Establish a Capital Improvement Fund as suggested during the audit and to amend the Estimated Resources and to Amend the Appropriation Ordinance.
Council informed that a partially hollow tree on the village right-of-way on the alley by the medical building was burning. It is unknown what started the fire but the fire department was unable to extinguish it completely. Niese Tree Service has cut the tree down and put it in the stone alley. The maintenance men will cut it up and move it in the morning.
– A request from a resident for reduction of $95 on sewer to an average bill after a water leak detected; reviewed and approved by Council.
-G.L. Lloyd was working in town and extended North Eighth Street with a stone base for future development.
-Heard at the last Fire Association meeting information was given on a possible AFG Grant that they would like to apply for next year. A grant writer would need hired for $2,500 to apply for the grant. The Association would like to have half of that paid through their accounts held by the Village. The Mayor asked for a representative from the Fire Dept. to come to the next meeting.
– Council discussed the fact that Huntington Bank would be closing the Continental Branch and moving it to Kalida on Jan. 8. 2019. The Village will be working with the Putnam County CIC about getting another bank in the Village.
– Trick-or-Treat will be Thursday, October 25, from 5-6:30 p.m. with the Costume Judging by the Lions Club at 7 p.m. at the School.
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