Garrettsville – Council met June 11, 2014 for their regularly scheduled village council meeting. The addenda and the meeting were both brief.
After approving the minutes from last months meeting council reviewed revenue, expenditure, cash balance and income tax reports. Comments from members of council indicated they were pleased to see income tax numbers were increased. Councilman Hadzinsky also commented that the village was “in the black” and trends looked optimistic.
In other business after a short discussion council decided to leave proposed ordinance 2014-14 (about compensatory time) tabled. They also authorized the village clerk to pay overages on the bill for concrete that was poured on Windham St. due to fuel increases and to pay the invoice from the Portage County Development Board who is responsible for the administration of the village’s tax abatement program in Garrettsville’s enterprise zones.
During round table discussion, Mayor Patrick gave an update on the Liberty Street bridge project. He said he was told that it should be opened to traffic by the end of the month, just in time for Summerfest. He also stated that the village’s streets supervisor would be contacting Nelson Township trustees to co-ordinate the chip/seal scheduled to begin in July for Brosius Rd.
The mayor also gave an update from the last Planning Commission meeting. He said builder Mike Maschek showed his plans for the recently purchased feed mill at the east end of Main St. Demolition has already begun and should be completed by Summerfest. He also reported that the Pizza Hut construction has started and block is already being laid. The Mayor announced that Jeff Shehan was sworn in as a member of Planning Commission, he replaces Don Harvey.
Councilwoman Harrington gave a brief update on the Village Services Vision Committee. She stated that they are revamping the survey questions that were used at last year’s business showcase and will be asking residents to fill out a new survey. They plan is to have the surveys available for next month’s council meeting to get approval and then distribute them out to the community. The survey will also be available on the Village’s website: http://www.garrettsville.org.
Council adjourned to executive session to discuss personnel.
If you’d like to know more of what is happening in your community attend a meeting. The next regular Village Council meeting is scheduled for July 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.