NEW RIEGEL - The New Riegel sewer collection and transport system transfer to the Seneca County sewer district has been completed but figures quoted during the previous council meeting for future sewer billings were incorrect.
County officials were unaware K.E. McCartney engineer Rick Greenwood had already done a study of the village system determining the Equivalent Dwelling Units per household or business and the amount to be charged. The quarterly billings received by residents contained incorrect figures and Mayor Larry Bouillon said the correct figure is $68.20 per EDU.
Bouillon said the first meeting of the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Government was March 29. Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz was elected president and Seneca East Superintendent Mike Wank was chosen to serve as vice president. The consortium is to meet today.
Park and Recreation committee chairperson Deirdre Bakies reported her next Tree Commission Academy classes are June 5-7 and a new date for the village's tree inventory has been set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19.
Bakies said she received an email from Jeff Finn of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assuring her a water control structure is to be installed for the village to determine the level of the water in the wildlife area at the park.
Street worker Jerry Faeth stated several catch basins need cleaned, repaired or replaced. Some catch basins have been cleaned as well as the streets swept. Cold patch is being applied to numerous areas, he said.
He is investigating the purchase of stop signs for the village.
Doug Depinet, a representative of the Baseball Association, said a new scoreboard has been installed at the park. Council members agreed to sell the old scoreboard to the Baseball Association for $1.
In other matters, council:
Adopted an emergency ordinance removing a stop sign, making an intersection at an alleyway behind the post office and Paul's Market a two-way stop instead of a four-way stop.
Learned the Tiffin Police Department donated an LED light bar to the New Riegel department's cruiser.
Awarded Larken Lawn Service the contract for spraying street curbs and park ballfields and fences for $860.
Approved a contract for fire pond treatment with Aqua Doc for up to $725.
Heard NBS Joint Fire District is having an open house at the firehouse noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
Approved the liquor permit transfer for the New Riegel Cafe.
Heard a $22,000 Community Development Block Grant may be available to the village in June for sidewalk improvements.
Discussed tree trimming by American Electric Power
Council is to meet at 6:30 p.m. May 15.