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Village Council

By Staff

The mayor reported the progress of the committee in charge of submitting a recommendation on the future of the College Township Fire Department to the College Township trustees. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the committee met with Mount Vernon Fire Department Chief Christopher Menapace to discuss a possible merger. The committee will meet this Thursday to consider possible actions.The Village Administrator requested 15 to 20 more parking blocks at $45 each for the Gambier Community Center Park.The Villages current contract with its trash pickup company will expire April 1, so the Village will hold a public bid opening at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.The Village Administrator noted the need for yearly surveying detection of underground utilities to check for leaks. The survey would cost $1,500 a year.The Council approved the nominations of Franklin Miller III and Richard Tuck to fill open positions on the Planning and Zoning Commission.The Council approved the 2013 budget for the Village of Gambier.The Council approved $15,850 and $3,300 expenditures to Bird+Bull for engineering services on Acland Street sidewalk and roadway improvements, and for a preliminary study on East Woodside Drive improvements, respectively.The Council approved the first reading of an ordinance renewing a five-year term for the Village Administrator.The Council approved the first reading of an ordinance adjusting the salary of Clinton Bailey, the Villages solicitor, which was reflected in the approved budget.The Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to increase sewer rates by eight percent, to offset a five-percent reduction in water rates. The Council also approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the ordinance establishing rates, charges and rules for the Municipal Water System.The Council adopted an ordinance imposing a penalty for damaging fire hydrants, in the wake of several thefts of utility for construction purposes.The Council adopted an ordinance amending the Storm-Water Utility Ordinance.After years of work, the Council finally adopted the Revised Zoning Ordinance for the Village of Gambier. The possibility of champagne was discussed.The Council entered into an executive session to discuss a possible legal matter.

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