Water usage down in Green Springs

GREEN SPRINGS – John Miller said daily water usage is down considerably from previous years. Due to the significant decrease, the Aqua Line annual inspection has been postponed. The inspection is to take place later in the season. Consumer Confidence reports are to be mailed to residents this week. Miller also noted the annual EPA sewer separation inspection will be at 9 a.m. July 1.

Miller apologized for the maintenance on the manholes and potholes the past several weeks, with hopes to improve in the weeks to come. A full refund is expected for a drum of spray recently purchased but is no longer in use.

Miller also reported:

Inmates are to assist in caring for the cemetery, cleaning the park on July 5 and may be used to paint the concession stands.

Storm sewer repairs are to take place in the upcoming weeks.

The mud run was deemed successful. Clean up also went well.

Amy Bartlett reported income tax currently is in line with last year, with a slight difference noted.

Fiscal Officer Amanda Salazar requested council members approve an increase of the depository credit limit. The current limit has been exceeded due to unexpected deposits. There will be no costs or charges associated with this due to the village having enough collateral to cover the increased limit.

In new business, council member Mary Brundage said in the past, money has been donated for the planters in town. Members agreed to postpone any action on the planters until additional information has been obtained.

Council member Donald Sours voiced concerns regarding St. Francis employees improperly disposing of cigarette butts. Sours suggested posting a notice reminding employees to throw cigarette butts in the proper receptacles.

In old business, street markings discussed due to incorrect painting of solid yellow lines.

Council members approved:

Employee payroll.

Revenue summary.

Payment listing report from May 20-June 3 totaling $21,184.48.

Village council met in executive session to discuss personnel.

Council went into executive session, and returned to say a wage increase was to take effective June 3. Other wage increases were discussed and approved.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. June 17.