Section: News

Village Council, April 6

  • Kenyon’s Chief Business Officer Mark Kohlman reported to Council that construction on the Health Center “is moving right along” and should be completed in June.
  • Mayor Kirk Emmert reported that the committee exploring the update to the campus master plan had met in March and would do so again today (April 10). Emmert said the committee had ranked the construction of a new dorm on the first-year quad and downtown improvements at the top of its list of changes it would like to see.
  • Village Administrator Suzanne Hopkins reported the Village had to call in Dreier & Maller, Inc. of Reynoldsburg last month to repair two overflowing sewer pipes on East Woodside Drive and Chase Avenue. Council approved an emergency $6,000 expenditure for additional assessment and repair.
  • Council approved $19,496 for a transit van to replace the Village’s S-10 water truck.
  • Hopkins reported that AT&T has requested an additional 12-by-18 foot space for an emergency generator by the water tower so cell service may continue in the event of a power outage.
  • The Gambier maintenance crew will be installing a new water line beneath 201 E. Brooklyn Street.
  • “Stick it to the Village Day” will be Monday, April 14 and Monday, April 21. The Village’s maintenance crew will only pick up stick piles left by the road.
  • The Annual Spring Dumpster Day will be Saturday, May 3. Gambier and College Township residents may use the dumpsters at the Gambier Maintenance Barn at 141 Meadow Lane from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • The Village will plant three beech trees at the playground in the Gambier Community Park in honor of Arbor Day.
  • Council adopted an ordinance setting employees’ wages and benefits, as it does yearly.
  • Council approved the second reading of an ordinance increasing wastewater rates by eight percent.
  • Chair of the Village Buildings and Grounds Committee Tom Stamp reported parking violations and trash are plaguing the area around the Beta Lodge and Ganter-Price Hall.
  • Council approved an ordinance to enter into a program allowing the Village to purchase natural gas energy collectively, as opposed to individual consumers, with approval to come from voters in November.
  • Chair of the Streets and Utilities Committee Kachen Kimmell said the Village hopes to have a table at the fall activities fair to teach students about the Village and issues related to road safety.
  • Council adopted a resolution to participate in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s rock salt agreement.

— Henri Gendreau


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