PORT WASHINGTON — Council recently met for both a year-end meeting, with Mayor Thomas Gardner reviewing accomplishments of the past year and plans for 2018.
Mayor Garnder reviewed the accomplishments for year 2017 as follows:
1.Demolition of Ugly Mug
2.Resurfacing of St. Clairsville Street and Breamer Street
3.Received Local Foundation Monies in the amount of $11,894 from Rosenberry Foundation for fencing and dugouts for the new T-Ball field.
4. Was approved for the OMEGA Grant through Natural Resources for Playground Equipment for a total of $23,340.
5. Received a $20,000 grant from USDA for a Bobcat and attachment for the Street Department
6. The Thunder Valley Pioneers 4-H Club sanded and painted the table tops and seats at Belden Park
7. Purchased 2018 Ford Police Cruiser and sold the 2007 Police Cruiser
8. Installed LED Lights on the Village Square
9. Held second annual Public Safety Festival
Mayor Gardner also issued his proposed projects for 2018 as follows:
1. Paint cannons on the village square
2. Purchase or construct a concession stand building and install electric at Bates T-Ball Field
3. Remove several trees at Union Cemetery
4. Replace playground equipment at Belden Park
5. Purchase bleachers and playground equipment at Bates T-Ball Field
6. Proceed with bidding of Trash Pick Up for Village Residents
7. Replace sidewalk from South St. Clairsville Street to the Municipal Building
8. Review village streets for possible paving projects
In other action, council:
*Passed Resolution 20-2017 approving the Indian Valley School Travel Plan. This is a sidewalk project headed by OMEAGA for the Indian Valley School District.
*Passed Resolution 21-2017 approving the Deposit Bridge Agreement with Huntington Bank for the next five years
*Passed Ordinance 2017-8 approving temporary appropriations for year 2018
*Passed Ordinance 2018-1 establishing the rules & operation procedures for year 2018
*Solicitor Michael Cochran swore in the following council members: James Thornton, Brandi Bourne, Michelle Green & Ed Steffek
*Reviewed Year 2017 Mayor’s Court Report with total of $7,336.00 received for traffic fines
*Reviewed the December 2017 Police Department Report with a total of nine complaints
*Reviewed the Year 2017 Report for the Police Department with a total of hours worked -1,592. Total of 88 traffic stops and 257 total complaints handled
*Reviewed the Year 2017 Municipal Income Tax Report with a total of $117,602.59 received. Up from year 2016 - $114,717.17. Heard that a total of $6,875 is still owed from delinquent tax remittances
*Joe Bourne was appointed as council president for year 2018
*Heard that the next Fire Department breakfast will be Jan. 13 from 8-11 a.m.