HARTVILLE  The construction contract for the village’s main road resurfacing project of 2019 was awarded at the April 2 Hartville Village Council meeting. Northstar Asphalt’s bid of $166,711 for the resurfacing of Sunnyside Street, from Grand Trunk Avenue west to Market Avenue, was unanimously approved by council.

Councilman Jim Sullivan said the village received five bids, Northstar being the lowest and best bid, adding that an alternate bid for resurfacing on Grand Trunk came in at $67,000.

 “That was well above our allotted amount this year,” Sullivan said.

Council later approved a $30,000 general fund appropriation to cover a portion of the Sunnyside Street project.

Other actions

- Council also approved a five-year renewal of the village’s agreement with Stark Soil and Water to perform duties such as permitting, site inspection, cleanup and investigation of emergencies such as chemical spills and illegal dumping, and public education.

- The 2019 village employee health insurance plan with Anthem, with a 4.6 percent increase over 2018, was also approved.

- Council voted to update the village ordinance for village hall rental, highlighting that there is no alcohol permitted and that the hall is available to any private or community group. The $150 hall rental fee was not changed. Solicitor Ron Starkey noted that the ordinance was last updated in 1994.

- A $30,200 bid for a 2.7 acre parcel of village owned property on Reichenbach Street was accepted. The village had solicited bids on four parcels, totaling approximately nine acres. Council voted to reject the bids on the remaining three properties.

- Council established a sick time/retirement reserve fund and appropriated $25,000 to the new fund from the general fund.

- Council also approved a $44,780 purchase order for new windows at village hall.