HARTVILLE No legislation was passed at the June 21 village council meeting, and council members Jon Caiazza and Kelly Ries were not present, but one proposed resolution continued to draw concerns from both council members and residents.
A resolution to allow Lake Township resident Don Wagler, 11532 Geib Ave., to contract with the village for sewer service, at a rate twice that of village residents, had its second reading at the meeting.
Councilwoman Bev Green said she is against the legislation, reiterating the same reasons she gave at the June 7 council meeting.
"They don’t have a failed septic system and we have never done this before," Green said.
Likewise Oneida Trail resident Sandy DiGiacomo questioned whether newly repaired and paved sections of her street would need to be torn up, should Wagler’s request be granted, and said "spot annexation is troublesome."
DiGiacomo also cautioned that granting the tap in could set a bad precedent.
"How many other township properties would like sewer (service)? How can you tell one yes and another no?" she said.
The legislation is scheduled to have its third and final reading at the July 5 council meeting
Mayor Cynthia Billings reported that the village’s final project costs for its 2016 paving program were received. The final project cost, Billings said, was $205,439, compared to the contract bid price of $205,481 – or $42 under budget.