RACINE — During a recent meeting, members of Racine Village Council approved the purchase of a new refuse truck.
The lone bid received was from Tom’s Truck Sales of Manassas, Virginia, in the amount of $127,900. The truck is a 2013 Kenworth T370.
According to council discussion, the price was a little better than was expected for the truck.
Council approved the purchase by a 6-0 vote.
The old truck is to be bid out to be sold.
Council spoke with Ruth Frank about the property she owns in the village. The village had received reports of possible problems with the property.
Mayor Scott Hill and several council members reported receiving complements on the sidewalk project recently completed in the village.
Council member Chad Hubbard gave an update on the Foundation of Appalachian Ohio program. He stated that the program is a no cost to the village and provides for training of village officials and will help to get more people involved in the community. It is also a networking tool to communicate with other villages.
The mayor stated that the village had been approached by a different company about a lease on the cell phone tower. The village is under a lease agreement currently, and council was not interested in going with a different company at this time.
An ordinance was passed for the Meigs County Hazard Mitigation Plan as prepared by Bob Byer of the Meigs Emergency Management Agency.
The mayor suggested the village look into a possible tax break for businesses and home owners building within the village. He stated it would be an incentive to draw people to the village. A possible tax break would require approval from the school district and possibly others.
Members of council approved the bills, financial reports and minutes as presented by clerk/treasurer David Spencer.