Mud run may come to Green Springs

Jeremy Stokes, a Green Springs volunteer firefighter, addressed council members Monday night for permission to stage a 5K mud run.

“This is more of a challenge than it is a race,” Stokes said. He hopes the event will be well received by village residents as well as the surrounding communities.

Although the idea was well received, several council members voiced concerns regarding liability insurance. The cost of liability insurance to cover a sizable event may be more than expected. Medical assistance, refreshments and traffic control already have been secured. Other areas of concern were runner safety, damage to personal property, and traffic control. Council members reviewed a release of responsibility form that, if approved, must be signed by all participants.

In another matter, Frank Brickner, who recently purchased a home on Adams Street, said he has not used any water nor has he received a bill. He was advised by council to complete a form which transitions from a two-family dwelling to a one-family dwelling, as is his intention, and monthly billing is to be initiated. Mayor Jesse Darr said village residents must pay a fixed cost per month plus a fee for the amount of water used.

Brickner also voiced concerns of other charges he incurred prior to his owning the home which he has since been able to recoup. Council members agreed to research the billing history of the property and assist him with the proper paperwork.

In other matters,

council heard:

Complaints the regarding mowing and trimming of the cemetery grounds.

Waste water test is to take place Tuesday.

A flashing speed sign fell and broke. Replacement needed.

Tree stump removal is planned.

April income tax colection did well.

Credit card machine to be returned due to excessive charges incurred after each use.

HRA account currently is under review with possible changes coming in 2014.

A slide is to be removed due to safety concerns.

Council went into executive session to discuss personnel issues.