The meeting has been set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Rejoicing Life Church. It has been set to give Middleport residents information about how the projects might affect them and their property during the construction phase. The village has received grant funding through the federal stimulus program and other sources totaling $3 million.
Bids from two contractors have been approved. A bid from Downing Construction Co., in the amount of $427,649, was approved for development of a new water well and abandonment of a well field developed several years ago. A bid of $2,325,307.60 was approved for a new water distribution system — nearly five miles of new water lines.
According to Village Administrator Faymon Roberts, the projects could be disruptive while under construction. Roads and village streets will be dug up, and the meeting will allow residents to view maps and project plans to see how they will be affected.
Council gave final readings on two ordinances. The first abandons an alley between Mill Street and Palmer Street and South Sixth and South Seventh Avenues. The second prohibits illegal conveyances of drugs, weapons, and other items, to inmates in the village jail.
Council held the first reading on an ordinance clarifying language in the village building code, and an amendment to the building code to clarify penalties.
Council members commended the police department for recent renovations approved by council earlier this month, and for an increase in reporting of police activity to The Daily Sentinel.
• Approved payment of bills.
• Hired Kelly Tobin as a full-time water office clerk and mayor’s clerk.
Present were Council President Rae Moore, and members, Sandy Brown, Julia Houston, Craig Wehrung, Jean Craig and Shawn Rice.