Council Minutes Notabilia (1962-2000)

January 2, 19623Motion by Pres. Of Council Kenneth Blue that; the North Room of the present Town Hall to be the “Legal Clerk’s Office” and “Town Council
Room,” to be established as soon as the former Clerk Chad Lewis turns
over, all legal papers, records-equipment books-maps that are now in his residence and possessions; also council table, chairs, (14 metal chairs- three cane arm chairs and 1 office chair for Clerk-2 filing cabinets and 1 old fashioned safe from the south room and the present council room). That all maps of the Edgerton Village, all records and equipment, can not [sic] be removed from the clerks [sic] office at any time, without written consent and approval of the clerk of the Village of Edgerton, that said papers and records can be inspected at any time by any person in the presence of the Village Clerk of Edgerton, Ohio during the Clerks [sic] regular office hours of Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fridays from 1 pm to 5 pm daily- seconded by Heisler…Motion carried
January 9, 19624Motion by Harold Sechler to use North Room of the Town Hall for Council
Room and Clerk’s office, also Mayors [sic] office…Motion carried.
January 30, 19628Motion by Lavon Heisler to have Harold Sechler contact furnace man about installing cold air ducts in Town Hall seconded by Imm…Motion carried.
February 13, 19629First group by spokesman Virgina Lewis president of Edgerton Garden
Club and Edgerton Sr. Citizens Group sharing South Room with Edgerton Garden Club. Known as the “Civic Room” at the Town Hall, also Red Cross storage room and St. Joseph Township meeting room and, what, ever other civic meeting that will be scheduled for the use of the South Room of the Town Hall.
March 13, 196213Motion by H. Sechler to paint South Room (or Civic Room) and Hall, seconded by AA Fritch Sr…Motion carried.
June 12, 196231Lavon presented a gavel to Mayor Laurel G. Fritch in behalf of his brother Alonzo A. Fritch Sr., who donated the gavel to Mayor Laurel G. Fritch. Mayor accepted the gavel with many thanks, as he surely needed a
Clerk was instructed to write a card to Donald Day for the Edgerton Garden Club, also to Pres. Virginia Lewis in their help for the Civic Room painting in selecting color for ceiling and walls.
August 26, 196395Fire Dept. Chief Carl Schooley- Treasurer Sec, Virgil Baker, Fireman
(Pretz) Vernon Stark asked Village Council for permission to tear out old jail located in Fire Dept. needed for storage. Was agreed by mutual consent that the jail was not needed any more and Fire Dept. could remove the old jail.
Notes (Jail removed from Fire Dept. by firemen Sept 23-1963)
December 16, 1963113It was agreed to have basement of Town Hall cleaned and sorted by Arthur D Criswell. Lavon Hoffman will help also and mayor Fritch. This was completed in Dec 63.
December 23, 1963116In fact the janitor for the “Town Hall” gets $40.00 per month, $20.00 from the Township of St. Joseph and $20.00 from the Village of Edgerton
Ohio [sic]…
February 10, 1964123Dick Mann and Darrell Hutchison were present representing the Lions Club to show plans and discuss a Shelter House which they wish to build in the Town Park.
Mayor Fritch appointed committee of Sechler & Lehman to meet with the
Lions Club and Twp. Trustees for furthur [sic] plans on the Shelter
May 25, 1964130Motion was made by Imm, seconded by Stark, to have the Clerk send letters to Mrs. Bertha Apple and all other property owners with outside
toilets. Stating that by reason of Ordinance #142, they are to remove
and clean up outside toilets. Motion carried.
July 12, 1965160Park Committee is to get Fire and Wind Insurance on the new Shelter
House, which is jointly owned by the Village and St. Joseph Township.
August 9, 1965162Discussion was held on scheduling the use of Town Park Shelter House. Village Clerk was authorized to do the scheduling.
January 10, 1966177Discussion on location of Restrooms in Town Hall so that they would be accessable [sic] from the inside of the building.
February 14, 1966181Virgil Baker, President of Board of Public Affairs, was present to show council plans for the Water Treatment Plant. Mr. Baker explained that
the engineers advised that the Solicitor contact Squire, Sanders &
Dempsey and arrange for financing of this project, through Councilmanic
March 14, 1966185Discussion on painting the Rooms and Hall in the Town Hall was held. R. Smith of Town Hall Committee will check with Township Trustees.
March 21, 1966186Discussion on financing Water Works Treatment Plant & Improvements & Water Rates was held.
Motion by Lehman, seconded by Stark, to proceed with the financing of the Water Works Treatment Plant. Motion carried.
August 16, 1966201Further discussion on proposed building of a new Fire Hall, East of the Water Tower, was held. Present building would be used by Street Department.
October 18, 1966207There was further discussion on the proposed building of a new Fire Hall east of the Water Tower. Safety Committee will meet with St. Joseph
Township Trustees to get their views on a new Fire Hall.
December 27, 1966212Discussion was held on providing Ice-Skating Facilities for the children. Fire department will attempt to flood the Tennis Courts.
Discussion was held on renovation of the Town Hall; painting trim, sand- blasting etc.
January 9, 1967213Discussion was held on improving heating conditions in the Town Hall. It was agreed by members to install several cold-air ducts in the North Room of the Town Hall…
It was agreed to share miscellaneous expenses of the Town Hall and
Park equally by both bodies.
January 9, 1967214Mayor Fritch listed four projects he would like to see accomplished this year…:
3. Install cold air registers in Town Hall to eliminate cold floors for the benefit of the Town Clerk and Senior Citizens and any group who choose
February 27, 1967218Robert Swope, Margaret Sanders, Sharon Osmun, and Bernard Malone were present as representatives from the Chamber of Commerce park committee. This has been a recently appointed committee to start proceedings to develope [sic] and organize the new 25 acre Miller
Memorial Park. They requested the Council to establish a Park Board
April 10, 1967223Motion by Smith, seconded by Heisler, that the Clerk and Mayor are authorized to sign agreement with Richard Hancock & Sons of Stryker, Ohio for Sand Blasting, Pointing Up, and Painting Trim and Fire Escape of
the Town Hall. The cost of improvement is to be shared jointly between
Edgerton Village and St. Joseph Township, with cost to Village not to exceed $912.50. Motion carried.
Fire Department was authorized to continue to use the Reo Fire Truck in their Water Ball Fighting and Training.
May 22, 1967226Discussion was held on cleaning and painting Police Tower. Art Criswell is to clean and paint white trim on outside of Tower. Carl Rohrs is to clean and paint inside of Tower.
Town Hall Committee was authorized to replace Town Hall Basement
entry-way with steel doors. Estimated cost is #100 [sic].
August 14, 1967238Council authorized the Mayor to have furnace in North Room of Town Hall (Council Room & Clerk’s Office) installed in basement of the Town Hall at a cost not to exceed $275.00. Mayor Fritch reported that the St.
Joseph Township Trustees will pay one-half of the cost.
September 25, 1967242…There was discussion on a proposed Recreation Lake at the north side of Miller Memorial Park, and the need for better drainage of this area. There was discussion on who is to get this area engineered.
October 9, 1967244Robert Lehman and Max Lees of the American Legion were present. They presented the Village with a 8’ X 10’, 50 star, American Flag which is to be flown in the Town Park…
October 23, 1967245There was discussion with B.P.A. members in regards to the Council erecting a new Building for the Street and Sewer Department on the
B.P.A. land next to the present B.P.A. Building.
January 8, 1968254Town Hall Committee, R. Smith, is to have the front doors of the Town
Hall repaired.
February 12, 1968258Town Hall Committee Chairman, R. Smith, presented a sketch of the proposed layout for renovating the restrooms in the Town Hall. He met with St. Joseph Township Trustees on this. At this time they would not
commit themselves on sharing the cost of this project.
February 26, 1968261Chairman of Town Hall Committee, R. Smith, presented specifications for renovating the restrooms of the Town Hall. Several suggestions of changes were made on these specifications.
Motion by Lehman, seconded by Bunting, that R. Smith present these specifications to the St. Joseph Township Trustees for their review and comment. Motion carried.
April 8, 1968268R. Smith, of the Town Hall Committee, reported that he had contacted the St. Joseph Township Trustees and they had agreed to pay one-third (1/3) of the cost of remodeling the rest rooms. When Clerk requested permission to move the steel desk from Civic Room for use in the office, he was advised to get permission from St. Joseph Township Trustees.
December 8, 196955President of Council, E.R. Lehman, reported that he attended the St. Joseph Township Trustees Meeting on 11/28/69. He went to get the
Trustees [sic] opinion concerning enlarging Fire Department facilities by
building onto the present Town Hall and Fire Department Building. He showed them the proposed plans. The Trustees remarked that they understood that the Fire Department was in need of additional housing for their equipment, but they would not know until after the first of the year, if it would be possible for them to help with the proposed addition.
May 11, 197072Meeting re-opened at 9:30 P.M. Township Trustees M. Wolfrum, E. Kimpel, M. Keppeler were present and discussed repairs and
improvements to the Town Hall and Park. Trustees agreed to go along
with the expenditure of repairing the Town Hall Rest Rooms and new sidewalk in front of the Town Hall.
October 26, 197088Arthur Criswell, head of Street Department, was present to discuss various items concerning the Street Department. Discussion was also
held on janitor duties. It was Council’s feeling that a more thorough job
of cleaning was needed in the Town Hall, which would possibly merit additional compensation. They will discuss this matter with St. Joe Township Trustees and B.P.A.
November 9, 197090St. Joseph Township Trustees, Martin Wolfrum, Elvin Kimpel, Marvin Keppeler, and Clerk Melvin Callender, were present to discuss various items concerning the Town Hall. It was agreed to have the Clerk’s Office (Council Room), Civic Room, Hallway, and both Restrooms painted. The Trustees and Council will each pay one-half (1/2) of the cost. Discussion on the need for a more thorough job of cleaning (Janitorial duties) in the Town Hall. Council and Trustees agreed to each pay $25.00 per month for Janitor Services, providing the Board of Public Affairs will pay the same.
March 22, 1971105Ron Smith and Bill Siebenaler of the Building Committee of the Edgerton Volunteer Fire Department were present to present detailed plans and specifications for the rebuilding and remodeling of the Fire Hall. They requested Council’s remarks, opinions, and approval of these plans, so they can have a number of copies made in preparation of obtaining bids on this proposed project. Committee will proceed with the preparation of the plans and specifications for submission at next Council Meeting.
Clerk is to contact Village Solicitor in regards to possible financing of proposed project.
May 10, 1971112Discussion with St. Joe Township Trustees, E. Kimpel, M. Wolfrum, M. Keppeler, and Clerk, M. Callender on the Fire Hall Bids and the future plans for the Town Hall. The roof of the Town Hall is in bad shape and
will need replacing in the near future. The question of submitting a 1 mill
levy to the electors of St. Joseph Township and Edgerton Village was discussed. Said levy to be used for a new Township-Village Municipal Building. However, no decision either way was made at this time. It was the general agreement of all present, that if a new Fire Hall is constructed, it should not be attached to the existing wall of the Town Hall.
September 13, 1971129Mrs. Alice Kinzer of 228 W. River Street was present to discuss with Council the possibility of a local History Museum for Edgerton, Ohio. She explained that she was Chairman of a local History display at the recent
Homecoming and much interest was expressed concerning it. Since this
time, she has received a Civil War Drum and a Center Township History Book in behalf of Edgerton, and would like to see a proper place to display these items. Council expressed that they would like to see a Historical Museum in Edgerton, and would help in whatever way it could in the development of such a museum. It was stated that if there are plans for a new Town Hall, a museum and library room should be included in said plans.
Motion by Bunting, seconded by Tomlinson, that Mrs. Alice Kinzer be appointed and authorized to accept historical items on behalf of the Village of Edgerton. Motion carried.
January 10, 1972150Clerk reported on progress of setting up the Municipal Income Tax Department. Mrs. Regina Hartman has been hired as the part-time Tax Deputy. A separate office will be needed. It was decided to partition off the South-east corner of the Clerk’s office, a room approximately 10ft. x
12ft. in size. This will necessitate rearranging the B.P.A. and Village
Clerk’s furniture, and probably moving the meeting table into the South Room of the Town Hall. Council Property Committee is to secure someone to do the necessary carpenter work for the office.
May 22, 1972165Discussion on putting the question of moving the monument to the vote of the people.
Motion by Siebenaler, seconded by Heisler to table any action on the monument, until Council can obtain legal advise [sic] on whether the
issue can be put to the vote of the people. Motion carried unanimously.
Clerk is to advise the Ohio Department of Highways of this action. Also to contact Village Solicitor as to the possibility of submitting this issue to the vote of the citizens.
Motion by Bunting, seconded by Tomlinson that the 70% Capital Improvement share of the Income Tax Funds currently being collected be budgeted for Sewage Treatment Facilities. Motion carried unanimously.
May 30, 1972167Special meeting was called to discuss the U.S. Route #6 Improvements and the Civil War Monument issue.
Village Clerk Ken Stark reported that pursuant to the councils [sic]
directive at their last regular meeting, he contacted Village Solicitor F.B. Parker relative to the council placing the monument moving issue on the ballot for the vote of the citizens. Mr. Parker advised that Council cannot place a question like “Moving the Monument” on the ballot for the vote of the citizens. He reported that it might be possible for a citizens [sic] group to initiative or referendum such a question to have it voted on.
June 12, 1972168William Ford of the Rotary Park Board was present to report on the status of Miller Memorial Park. He remarked that the Park Board feels it is now time to deed the park to the village and made it into a formal request that the Council express acceptance of it. He reported that it is debt free and has no outstanding liabilities. It is the feeling of the park board that a number of citizens and organizations will continue to develop [sic] it. It was reported that the Rotary Club presently has plans to build a Shelter House-Meeting Room-Bath House Complex in the park.
Councilman Tomlinson stated that at this time, he felt the village could not afford the added maintenance and liability costs involved in assuming
ownership of the park. Mr. Ford remarked that if the village could not
budget any money for the park, inform the citizens of this fact, and he is sure that there is enough interest in continuing the park, that private individuals and groups will see that it is adequately maintained and operated.
Motion by Kimpel, seconded by Bunting to accept title to the Miller Memorial Park land, and that it be deeded to the Village. Also that legislation be prepared to effect this action.
Vote on the motion resulted as follows: Bunting-Yea, Dietsch-Nay, Heisler-Yea, Kimpel-Yea, Siebenaler-Yea, Tomlinson-Nay. Motion carried
4-Yeas, to 2-Nays.
July 24, 1972175It was noted that the Civil War Monument was moved from the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Indiana Street to the Town Park on Saturday, July 22, 1972. Councilman Kimpel reported that he has the two Indian Head Pennys [sic] that were found between the sections of the monument. He feels that they should be turned over to the local
historical society for preservation and display. The rest of the councilman [sic] expressed that they should be put back into the monument, yet this week, before the sections are mortared shut.
July 31, 1972177Special meeting called to discuss Police business.
Several councilman [sic] expressed that they did not feel we should proceed with the hiring of a Clerk-Dispatcher for the Police Department and the moving of the police files, radio, etc. to the home of Jerry Thornsley. They proposed that we establish a Police department office in
the old fire hall, and have all police files, records, radio, etc. located in
this office. They proposed that we not have a Clerk-Dispatcher, instead when we did not have an officer on duty, we would have a special telephone hookup with the Williams County Sheriffs [sic] Department, and all of our telephone calls would be taken by them. Councilman Dietsch and Tomlinson reported that they have talked to Sheriff Denver Mock and his department would go along with this proposal at no cost to the village, other than the Telephone Companys [sic] charges. Councilman Kimpel and Bunting remarked that they felt the council should meet with Sheriff Mock to further discuss this matter and also have it in writing that they would handle our dispatching at no charge to us.
Motion by Tomlinson, seconded by Dietsch to proceed with the fixing up of the old fire hall in the Town Hall for a Police Department office with estimates to be received and approved by Council. Motion carried unanimously.
September 11, 1972183Safety Committee reported on meeting with the Volunteer Fire Dept. Committee on the status of the old fire hall. Committee reported that
they now propose to leave the fireman [sic] use the old fire hall, and to build a police office in the northwest corner of the existing Town Hall. It would be possible to make an 8 ft. x 16 ft. room by removing the north stairway and old ticket room. This possibility will be studied by council,
and cost estimates received.
Councilman Kimpel reported that the Teenage Town Council has expressed interest in planting shrubs around the Civil War Monument in the Town Park. Council voiced approval of this, and reccommended [sic] a type of shrub similar to the ones in front of the High School.
September 25, 1972185Clerk read letter from the Edgerton Historical Society—Alice Kinzer, President. The Historical Society requested the Council to consider giving them the occupancy of the east end of the Town Hall formerly the old jail
room section. They reported they have a number of pictures and
artifacts already collected, and feel this would be a safe place for them. They also requested consent to move the old jail from the Miller farm to a place in the Town Park south of the Town Hall.
November 20, 1972193Discussion on need to repair the roof on the Town Hall. It was the group’s unanimous decision that the roof should be repaired, with the
cost to be shared equally by the Village Council and the Township
August 27, 1973232Mayor Lehman explained and presented the necessary papers in order to make application for funding of the Edgerton Ambulance and Rescue
Service. It appears that the area municipalities will have to formulate
local municipal operated ambulance and rescue units, as the area funeral directors have expressed their desire and intent to discontinue
emergency rescue services.
Motion by Kimpel, seconded by Tomlinson to authorize the Mayor, President of Council, and Village Clerk to sign and file on behalf of the Village of Edgerton, Ohio, the necessary application forms and papers in
order to secure the required equipment to operate a municipal
ambulance and rescue service. Motion carried unanimously 5 to 0.
December 19, 1973245Mayor Lehman presented to Council the land deed for Miller Memorial Park. It was deeded to the Village of Edgerton, recorded and transferred on September 8, 1972. A more formal presentation was going to be
made by the trustees of Miller Memorial Park, however, due to the
constant insinuations by Councilman Tomlinson that the land was not deeded to the village, it was decided to turn the deed over to the village at this time.
June 10, 1974269Discussion on filing the Revenue Sharing Planned Use Report, and designating the $24,261.00 for municipal buildings.
May 12, 1975312Larry Yoder representative from E.c. Gerkins Consulting engineers [sic] office was present. He ask [sic] assistance from councilman [sic] to contact land owners for land that would be suitable for a treatment plant. Engineer will have available possible area sites. Clerk is to notify people within a given area of a meeting that will be held on Wednesday, May
21st, 1975 at 8:00 p.m. in the Clerk Office Town Hall. This is to give them an opportunity to be into the sewage district if they so desire. Council told St. Joseph Township Trustees of the need of repair on the roof of the town hall. Council and Township Trustees agree to abtain [sic] bids.
February 23, 1976345Diance Savoca was present to see if council had decided anything in regards to getting an architect to prepare plans for remodeling first floor of town hall and restoration of second floor.
Clerk is to get in contact with Pastor and Beilharz of Defiance to meet with Park and Building Committee on March 4th at 7:30 and to attend
council meeting on March 8th at 8:30 in regards to cost of preparation of plans for improvements on town hall.
July 12, 1976367Marilyn Goebel representing the Bi-Centennial Committee, received permission from Council to place a Historical marker in front of
monument and also to buy a time capsule in front lawn of village park.
March 7, 1977399Discussion was held on the remodeling of the first floor of the town hall. Motion by St. Joseph Township trustee Kimpel, seconded by Councilwoman Goebel to proceed with the remodeling of town hall and upon completion meeting room will be shared by both parties. Motion
February 22, 1978435Discussion was held on use of civic room. Motion by Goebel, seconded by Ferguson to leave only civic organizational functions use civic room. Motion carried.
April 12, 1978439Garden Club would like to redo the stairways in the town hall.
May 10, 1978442Council person Goebel reports that progress is being made on designating the town hall as a historical building.
May 24, 1978446President of Council, John Ferguson, was asked to attend the St. Joseph Township trustees meeting to ask help on maintaining the village hall which they are part owner of.
July 10, 1978451The Village Administrator received a couple of bids on refinishing the stairs of the town hall. A couple of girls from Montpelier gave a bid of
$2.50 per hour plus material; Lannie Wright gave a price of $1800.00 to refinish all wood in entrance and stairs. Council does not wish to do anything at this time.
May 12, 1980530St. Joseph Township Trustee E. Kimpel asked councils [sic] feelings on their erecting a 20 x 20 building in the Town Park. Discussion was held.
No action taken. Council asked if they were interested in using the town
hall. No action taken.
April 12, 1982602The meter deposits have been raised to help the coverage of delinquent bills and to help protect the property owners.
April 26, 1982603Mark Klein, representing the Chamber of Commerce was present to explain their new sign project and asked if village could possibly help in
some way. The signs will read, “WELCOME TO EDGERTON, FIRST IN
OHIO” to be put up at the four main routes into the Village. They will have a screen below for emblems of various civic and service organizations. They hope to add some landscaping at the base of each to set them off. They are scheduled to have regular maintenance through the local Boy Scouts. The four signs are expected to cost approximately $1500.
The Chamber is asking help from all organizations. The Council agreed to make the screens and paint them and mount the proper pipe around them and also help set the poles.
December 13, 1982625Mr. & Mrs. Reinick of Hicksville plus other citizens of Hicksville plus other citizens of Hicksville, Realator [sic] Terry Coil, Mike Pence from Pence’s were present to ask council to reduce their amusement license fee to
$10.00 per machine. Reinicks are proposing to purchase and put up an
arcade in the former Lumber yard building on Depot St.
January 11, 1983628Village Administrator changed the due date of utility bills from 15th to the
10th of the month.
May 23, 1983643Hoffman said the historical society asked if fire department could burn down the building along railroad that belongs to them. Mayor will check with fire department and Village Administrator to check on property
September 26, 1983652Village Administrator gave a report on the 9emoval [sic] of the Old Wheat
Hill Elevator. He said Weber’s would remove debris for a maximum of
$800.00. The building belongs to the Historical Society, but they don’t have any funds, therefore, it would be the village’s responsibility. Council decided not to do anything at this time.
A LICENSING PERIOD OF JULY 1 TO JUNE 30 OF EACH YEAR,” was read. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Jennings, to pass the third and final reading of Ordinance #449…
May 8, 1984668Motion by Jennings, seconded by Lehman to go into executive session to discuss negotiations. St. Joseph Township Trustees, Chris Dietsch and Assistant Solicitor Craig Roth are to remain during executive session at
8:02 P.M. Motion carried.
August 27, 1984684The police tower has been remodeled and the material and labor were paid for by the Edgerton State Bank. The Bank asked that this be a matter of record and that if the question of removal of the tower ever came up that they be notified first.
April 8, 1985702Town hall roof is in need of repairs. The shingles are coming off and it is leaking. Discussion was held.
VILLAGE HALL,” was read. Motion by Wright, seconded by Hoffman to
suspend the 2nd and 3rd reading. Voting: Jennings-yea; Keppeler-nay; Lehman-yea; Lutterbein-yea; Wright-yea; and Hoffman-yea. Motion by Jennings, seconded by Wright to pass Ordinance #486. Keppeler-nay; Lehman-yea; Lutterbein-yea; Wright-yea; Hoffman-yea; and Jennings- yea.
Councilman Keppeler asked for specs on town hall roof. He asked about drip edge, felt under shingles and how eaves will go back on.
Councilman Lutterbein apologized for missing the felt on specs. Motion by Lehman, seconded by Hoffman to put 15 lb. felt under shingles.
Motion carried.
July 22, 1985715…eves on town hall, bell tower roof is already done; edging on bell tower needs repaired…
October 14, 1985721Friends of the library committee were present. The council library committee briefed the Council on library location and recommended the Fensch property on North Michigan at a price of $27,000.00. Discussion
was held.
Motion by Wright, seconded by Lutterbein to put the library on the
Fensch property.
October 28, 1985722Village Administrator told the council that the upstairs windows in the town hall are in bad shape. He asked about putting metal to co-ordinate
with the color of the bruck [sic] on the windows. Discussion was held
with no action taken.
December 9, 1985725Village Administrator said he had received one quote for fixing the upstairs windows of the town hall at $165.00 per window, and that there are 24 windows. Council asked that he try to get more quotes.
January 13, 1986727The Village Administrator received two quotes on covering the upstairs town hall windows. One quote was $8,706.00, the other was $3,950.00
from Stark Bldg. & Construction.
Councilman Krill suggested corrigated [sic] fiberglass instead of metal, as metal tends to draw moisture.
Motion by Krill, seconded by Jennings to cover the windows, accepting the lowest quote of $3,950.00 using corrigated fiberglass. Motion carried.
April 14, 1986737Mr. Richard Showalter asked council if they were interested in the Old
Jail. Motion by Hoffman, seconded by Wright not to accept the old jail. Motion carried.
July 14, 1986747Todd Perry of Perry’s Subdivision was here in regards to the condition of Miller Park lake. The Village has put 150 lbs. of copper sulphate in the lake and had men working to drag out moss. They realize it is a problem, but can’t get the answer for it. The pond needs deepened, but the only way to do this would be to drain it first which would be cost prohibitive.
October 27, 1986756Since a new law was passed making it illegal to put unpaid utilities on property owners real estate taxes, a decision was made to raise the late charges on utility bills to 20% instead of 10% as it is now and putting
this late charge into a separate fund to pay unpaid bills…
A local contractor talked to Village Administrator and asked that we require a permit for improvements because out of town contractors do not have to pay local tax. Council decided to require a “Notice of Improvement” at no charge so the income tax department can act on them.
May 26, 1987780Council did not feel that they can do anything about the wild animals coming out of the swamp in northwest part of Village.
June 13, 1988810Open house at the Library & Community building on June 12, 1988 from
4-6 P.M.
January 23, 1989825Council asked that the office stagger their lunch so Town Hall remains open over the noon hour on a trial basis.
February 27, 1989829Motion by Williams, seconded by Hoffman to adopt a policy ruling that no relatives of full time village employees and elected officials will be hired
by the village as of Feb. 27, 1989. Relatives are mother, father, husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister and in-laws. Motion carried.
June 11, 1990873The bell tower on the Town Hall has been fixed, and the police station leak in the roof and shingle replacement has been completed.
There will be a flag burning ceremony June 28 on town hall property. Bob Swope introduced Mrs. Tinker, who has purchased the Edgerton
Earth and will take over the first of July.
July 9, 1990875Chris LaLonde, village water and sewer employee was injured today.
They were putting in a water line and the trench caved in. He is in Bryan
Hospital. He has a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken collar bone.
August 13, 1990878It was noted by the Village Administrator that on August 13, 1885, exactly 105 years ago, a council meeting was held at which the council
accepted the building of the Village hall at a cost of $7,998.00.
The meeting was again adjourned to dedicate the Fire Bell. This was done by the Mayor stating the following: “This bell was first installed in the bell tower of the town hall on August 13, 1885, and was used for fire and alarms. The Fire Bell was relocated to the Town Hall courtyard on August 13, 1990. This Fire Bell served the residents as its only means of fire warning until the nineteen twenties when the village electrified and switched to a fire siren.”
May 11, 1992937Discussion followed on record storage. It was the Administrator’s opinion that this is something that should be considered in the future to preserve the records.
March 22, 1993969Motion by Brand, seconded by Krill, to ban all smoking in all municipally owned buildings. Voting: Brand-yea; Dietsch-yea; Hill-yea; Jennings-
yea; Krill-yea; and Wright-yea.
July 7, 1993979This [records] commission was established to store and dispose of public records. Several of the goals of this commission is to prepare an inventory of all records, and set the length of time to keep such records. You must contact the Historical Society and Ohio public Records
Commission before any public records can not [sic] be destroyed.
When an inventory is prepared it will have to be sent into the state for approval. A map must be made showing the location of all records.
It was decided to adopt the retention periods in the Ohio Municipal
Records Manual (Revised 1990).
As the weather has been very hot and humid, it was decided to wait until the weather cools off to go upstairs and inventory all records. The Commission is going to ask Council to recommend in 1994 to start microfilming records that need to be retained and turn the originals over to the Historical Society. It is the policy of the Commission that no records be destroyed other than according to the Records Handbook.
November 8, 1993991The Mayor welcomed the Boy Scouts that were attending the Council meeting. He then gave each member of Council a picture of the home that Lutterbein Lumber built in Japan. He announced that they were naming a street after Edgerton there and that things were in the works to become a sister city to the town in Japan where the home was built.
February 14, 19941002Mrs. Nancy Aube donated a picture to the Village of the Civil War
Monument “Clem” that was taken by her father.
March 14, 19941005The new owner of the Edgerton Earth, Dean Howard, was introduced to the Council.
April 24, 19951045Council Buchs noted the Village Hall needs some painting.
May 22, 19951049The Village Administrator briefed the Council on the status of the Village records program and the need to establish and complete the inventory, storage and destruction of public records. He recommended to the
Council that a part time position be established to allow him to hire a
college student to help with the Village Record Program. Motion by Krill, seconded by Brand to establish a part time position for the records program at a rate of $7.50 per hour. Motion carried.
September 11, 19951061The Administrator briefed the Council on: painting the fire hall, town hall and sealing the brick on the town hall…
December 11, 19951075It was noted by the Administrator that he was looking into microfilming old permanent records.
September 23, 19961110Administrator Mathys next brought discussion to the table on the old police tower. If it is decided to upgrade the tower for use donations of paint and labor have been offered. Doors will need to be replaced. The Chief has agreed to periodically man during high exposure times if the blinds requested are purchased.
January 13, 19971129Mathys noted too, that the Utility office is being enlarged and remodeling will be occurring in an attempt to give the Utility Clerk needed space.
July 14, 19971164A Downtown Revitalization update was given…Council will need to thing [sic] about what they are going to do with the Village Hall. Some suggestions are to uncover and redo the windows upstairs, possibly rehabilitate the wooden shutters.
August 24, 19981244Richard Lutterbein took the floor. He felt he needed to keep Council up to date regarding Herman Park. They are still fighting for it, however,
they have given up on the Ohio Department of Transportation. They have been trying to get the politicians involved. He has received word, but has not been able to confirm, that the township can take the park
over if they so desire. In the event they would, the state would need to
put the area back into shape. The citizens group will be attending the upcoming meeting of the township trustees to discuss it with them…
September 28, 19981249Mathys brought to Council’s attention the quote included in the Council packets, dealing with the brick on the town hall for the Downtown
Revitalization project in the event the application is successful. The
quote is in the amount of $31,934.00.
March 22, 19991280Administrator Mathys presented Resolution #6-1999, “RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT” for the 1999 Boy’s Basketball Team as they are a part of the Final Four Tournament in Division IV basketball…Motion carried.
April 26, 19991285Administrator Mathys informed Council that the Herman Park closure is in the stages of completion. A copy of correspondence from ODOT was
included in council packets. They are requesting that the Village sign a
Release of Easement and then the Village’s portion will revert back to the
January 10, 20001333Administrator Mathys expressed to Council his wishes that photographs
of Council, Mayor, Clerk, Solicitor, Administrator, and employees be taken and placed in the records of the Village. Councilman Buchs observed that on the north side of town hall, there is a vent pipe. The wood appears to be rotting. It needs to be checked out.
February 14, 20001340The Safety Committee met on January 14th. The committee had been approached with the idea of creating a Full-time Fire Chief position, to be combined with a position for an Assistant Village Administrator. The
Safety Committee felt that the two positions did not go together and that
there is not yet the need to create either of the two positions. It was noted that they had checked with other communities of our size and noted that we are not out of line in the way we handle this position. It was noted that this decision is not a reflection on anyone involved and praised Chief Blue for the fine job that he does do. However, at this point in time the Committee does not feel that more money should go to that Department. It is felt that the Mayor could be a back-up to the Village Administrator.
May 8, 20001363Administrator Mathys told Council that he is in the process of getting a quote for cleaning the upstairs of the town hall. The area is in need of
July 24, 20001380The last item he [Councilman Buchs] had to discuss was the belfry on the
Village Hall. The north side of the roof looks to have a hole rotted into the top (by the big down spout).
August 14, 20001385It was suggested that a questionnaire be mailed to all residents to get input on the town hall refurbishment and/or replacement…Motion carried.