At Monday evening’s regular meeting, council discussed terms of a proposed contract with the Wellston-based refuse company. Rumpke proposes a three-percent increase in its per-customer rate for 2010.
Council authorized Fiscal Officer Susan Baker to discuss contract terms with the company and present a final contract for council’s approval.
Councilman Shawn Rice asked that hours of collection outlined in the current contract with Rumpke be modified in keeping with a village ordinance. That ordinance limits collection hours to after 7 a.m., and the current contract allows collection after 6.
Council held the second of three readings of an ordinance relating to fees for building demolition. The revision eliminates an outdated $2 demolition fee paid to the mayor, and outlines the procedures required for capping sewer lines and other work required at a demolition site.
Demolition fees are now paid to the building inspector, who should be contacted before demolition begins.
Council met in executive session, and voted to increase the salary of Fiscal Officer Susan Baker by $8,000 per year.
Mayor Michael Gerlach said a town meeting on pending infrastructure projects earlier this month was well-attended.
Attending, in addition to Gerlach and Baker, were members of council: Rice, Rae Moore, president, Jean Craig, Sandy Brown, Craig Wehrung, and Julia Houston.