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Village Council

Village Administrator Suzanne Hopkins reported a major water leak that occurred last week. Village maintenance crews and representatives from Small’s Sand & Gravel Inc. responded and were able to repair the leak.
Hopkins reported the Village is running low on salt reserves and is in the process of getting more.
A representative from Aspen Energy will report at the upcoming Streets and Utilities Committee meeting, to be held Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Gambier Community Center, about a community aggregation for gas. If Council approves the plan, it will be on the November ballot.
Gambier’s spring Dumpster Day will be Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Gambier Maintenance Barn, and the fall Dumpster Day will be Saturday, Oct. 4 at the same time and place.
Gambier Mayor Kirk Emmert reported he and other members of the Council and Village community attended the most recent meeting of the committee to update Kenyon’s campus master plan, and that he appreciates the College’s inclusion of Village administrators.
Council approved the 2014 budget unanimously.
Council passed a resolution for membership into the Knox County Regional Planning Commission, which aims to promote the wellbeing, land management and beautification of the county.
Council approved by title only the first reading of an ordinance to amend existing law to provide a slight percentage increase for employees’ wages and benefits.
Council approved $26,275 to Bird+Bull Inc. for improvements to East Woodside Drive from Allen Drive to Gaskin Avenue.
Council approved an emergency $1,500 to ensure control of leaks in the Village.


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