CONTINENTAL – Two pieces of legislation received final reading and two more were passed as emergency legislation when members of the Continental Village Council met on Tuesday.
The third and final reading was given to a resolution to renew the contract of Village Lawyer Scott Welch.
Council also accepted third reading of an ordinance that prohibits the establishment and operation of medical marijuana growers, processors, and dispensaries within the village limits.
A third resolution authorized an increase in the cost of living of 5.9% for some full-time, part-time and paid employees. The Council suspended the rules and adopted the resolution urgently.
Financial Officer Susan Darby asked council to consider changing the Appropriation Order as follows: increasing the general fund from $ 250 for personal services from $ 12,000 to $ 12,250; Permissive permit decrease of $ 17,258.70 since the village did not do the paving project and did not request money from the county to $ 10,491.30; The water fund increased from a total of $ 40,000 – $ 20,000 in contracted services and $ 20,000 in supplies to the new totals of $ 154,500 in services and $ 82,500 in supplies; and finally sewer operations increased by a total of $ 20,000, each $ 10.00 in services and supplies to new totals of $ 60,000 each. The Council suspended the rules for three readings and approved the order as an emergency.
Doug Cade addressed the council. He explained that due to the recent redistribution, representative Jim Hoops will no longer represent the village. Cade ran as a candidate for the new district area. He is a Civil Engineer in the Hancock County Engineer’s Office.
The Board considered and adopted a motion approving the minutes of the previous regular meeting, invoices as presented, receipts since the last meeting and a purchase order from yesterday and today of over 3,000 $ for the Buckeye pump for the repair, rebuild and reinstallation of the high-service pump for a $ 12,329. Management reports presented, approved by signature.
In a maintenance update, the board learned that meter readings have been completed and invoices are expected to be mailed out at the end of the week.
The maintenance garage recently had a safety inspection from the Bureau of Workers ‘Comp (BWC) to qualify for an industry specific discount on the village workers’ compensation premium. Some problems were detected and have since been corrected.