Oblong Board of Trustees moves to pay utility bills
Oblong Board of Trustees met Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The Village of Oblong operates under a Mayor/Trustee form of government. Members of the Village Board consist of a Mayor and six Trustees who are elected at-large for overlapping terms of four years. As the policy-making body of the Village, the Board approves ordinances and adopts resolutions. The Village Clerk, keeps all official records and maintains minutes of all Board meetings. The Village Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, in the Farley Room, Village of Oblong Municipal Building, 202 South Range Street.
Here are the minutes as provided by Oblong:
Village of Oblong
December 7, 2016
The Village of Oblong Board of Trustees met in regular session on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, in the Farley Room of the Municipal Building.
Members Present: Mayor Randy Rich, Clerk Ladora Boyd, Trustee Rick Catt, Trustee Dave Hasty, Trustee Ken Russell, Trustee Teresa Fielder, Trustee Debi Wilson and Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Jan Miller.
Absent: Trustee Jay Haines.
Others Present: Police Chief Chad Pusey, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Chris Dewitt (WTYE/WTAY), Tom Compton (Daily News), Bill Burke and Britney Spears.
The meeting was called to order at 7 pm by Mayor Rich; with everyone standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Regular Board Meeting Minutes of November 2nd, 2016, were approved with a motion by Debi and a second by Teresa. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
There was one deletion to the agenda this month. Nick Hinterscher was not at the meeting to request extended hours for the taverns on New Year’s Eve.
There was one Delinquent Water Bill customer at this month’s meeting. Britney Spears came before the Board to request an extension on Shawn Landrum’s and her water bill. She stated that they could pay the bill on December 15th. The Board granted her request.
Rick stated that it had been brought to his attention that the Public Works employees were possibly going to lose some of their vacation days because of being a man short. There was some discussion on this issue. Motion by Rick, with a second by Debi, to allow any village employee to carry up to 5 vacation days from one year to the next. Roll call vote as follows: Rick-aye, Dave-aye, Ken-aye, Teresa-aye, Debi-aye. Motion carried.
Randy stated that several citizens in the Village have received correspondence from Constellation stating that they had an electric supply rate of $0.0599/per Kilowatt. Randy said that the Village’s aggregation rate for electric supply with Homefield Energy is $0.0595/per Kilowatt. This rate is good until June, 2019.
Randy stated that the Village had received two letters from Mediacom. The first letter was to let the Village that Mediacom is in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (Federal). The second letter was to state some changes in rates which will go into effect on or before January 3rd, 2017.
Reports of Committees:
Police: Teresa stated that she had nothing to report this month.
Building and Park: Debi stated that she had nothing to report this month, but she wanted to compliment the Christmas in the Park Committee for the decorations out at the Park.
Sidewalks and Lights: Dave stated that he had nothing to report this month.
Street and Alley: Gary stated that there was nothing to report this month.
Water and Sewer: Ken stated that he had nothing to report this month. Gary stated the lift station #3 pump has been replaced.
Finance: Rick mentioned that Vault Antiques had paid back their Revolving Loan last month. He stated that with the payback and the other payments the fund has a balance of $23,423.08.
Motion by Teresa, with a second by Ken, to pay the bills that were on the warranty list and any utility bills, bills that will incur a late charge or reimbursements to employees. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
There was one other item of business this month. Tom Compton asked whose position was up and what the terms would be. Tom asked who would not be rerunning. Randy stated that Rick, Ken and himself would not be rerunning.
Motion by Rick, with a second by Teresa, to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 pm. Five (5) ayes, motion carried.
Ladora Boyd, Clerk
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