GREEN SPRINGS - The village council discussed several items that are to benefit the village long-term at its meeting Monday night.
After one of the coldest winters on record, Village Administrator John Miller said he would like to order 70 tons of salt for next winter because the supply is completely depleted. Council approved a motion allowing for the purchase.
Mayor Adam Greenslade complimented Miller, saying there were many positive comments regarding the work of the street crews during the winter.
Miller also said the village has received a plan for required improvements from the Environmental Protection Agency. One requirement that must be completed within the next five years is an infrastructure plan that tells when each water and sewer line in the village was constructed. Miller said this plan would help his department to be proactive in repairs, such as replacing old lines under streets before repaving them.
Resident Susy Marcha said she was concerned because residents were not aware of the date and time of the Memorial Day activities in the village. She suggested the village purchase a digital sign to spread the word about such events. Greenslade said the village has looked into purchasing such a sign, with the lowest option being around $22,000. He said $10,000 has been raised through donations, but the village cannot afford to cover the remaining cost at this time.
Greenslade said the EMS committee is nearing the end of its fact-finding mission and will be ready to make a decision soon.
"We are absolutely doing our due diligence on this issue. There is not going to be a stone that is left unturned," Greenslade said.
The EMS committee recently met with representatives of the Sandusky County EMS and Tiffin Fire and Rescue Division. Sandusky County would be willing to cover the village, because some of it is in that county, although an ambulance no longer would be located in the village if the current EMS is dropped. Tiffin Fire is covering Pleasant Township out of necessity and potentially could work under a hybrid agreement in which it would receive revenue to cover that area during daytime hours.
Greenslade also wanted to dispel a rumor about private companies and their dealings with the village.
"I want to make sure everyone is well aware of the fact that nobody has come to us and offered to pay us to operate a squad here," he said.
Greenslade also said:
Any bands that are performing at the July 4th celebration will be required to stop playing at midnight due to noise complaints after the last party in the park.
People need to watch their speed and be careful on Adams Street, because it is Little League season and the park is busy.
Council is to meet at 7 p.m. July 7.