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Byesville Village Council attended to full agenda WednesdayWritten by Mike McKay
Council approves resolution leading to lighting Rasor's Field
BYESVILLE, Ohio -- Byesville Village Council on Wednesday night inked a pair of resolutions of support for projects headed by the Guernsey Co. CDC, one of which will result in lights for Rasor's Field.
Council approved two letters of support for the Guernsey County Community Development Corporation (CDC). The first supports the CDC's efforts to seek funding to complete a small business incubator project. Also approved was resolution of support of CDC, which will lead to the installation of lights at Rasor's Field. According to the resolution documents, the CDC will incur the costs of the materials and labor to install the lights.
The long-awaited membrane filtration system project will be getting underway soon. Tonight, council approved a pair of ordinances, paving the way for the water treatment plant upgrades. The first ordinance authorized Mayor Watson to enter into contract with Micorcom to provide needed upgrades to the control system, totaling $114,244. The second ordinance also authorized the mayor to enter into contract with Mechanical Construction totaling $514,000. The project should start with arrival of the filters in mid November.
The Finance Committee met prior to Council's meeting to review the village's third quarter financial picture. The total revenue status as of the end of September, at $2,876,359.02, which is 85% of the budgeted amount. Total appropriations, as of the end of September, were 57% of the budgeted amount, totalling $2,356, 723.88.
According to chairman Jay Jackson, the village budget is currently "on point". It was noted that currently all village departments are under 75% of their appropriations.
Village Administrator Brennan Dudley reported the Burt Stree waterline project started this past Monday, and should extend through next week, weather permitting.
Concluding a 6 month probationary period, council Wednesday night unanimously confirmed Jason May as Byesville Police Chief. Prior to the vote, Council President Matt Motes read a pair of letters from village residents, singing praises of the actions of May and the BPD.
Fall clean up for the residents of Byesville is this week. Byesville residents may taken their non-hazardous household waste to the old street dept garage on Tovliver Trail from 8 am to 6 pm this Thursday and Friday, (Oct. 24-25) and 8 am until 3 on Saturday (Oct. 26).
In addition, the village will be conducting their leaf pick program October 28 through Nov. 11. Officials ask that residents rake their leaves into the tree lawn, between the sidewalk and curb for free pick up. You can call the Mayor's office to arrange for pick up.