Jan. 13 meeting
KEY ACTION Passed a motion confirming rates on renting the community center and park pavilion, with costs remaining unchanged from 2021. Community Center is $150 for three hours (minimum), $50 per hour for each additional hour plus a $100 refundable deposit. Park pavilion is $75 (all day)
DISCUSSION: The motion was made after Fiscal Officer Jennifer Price explained to council that state auditors are requesting the rates for rentals to be approved each year.
• Council agreed to pay wire fees that are received each time money is wired from the EPA to be dispensed to Eric Kinsey for the Water System Improvement Project. There have been three wire fees to date with a total of $60 to be taken from the water fund.
• A motion was passed to have Solicitor JJ Ong prepare a resolution for participation in the Tuscarawas County Sculpture Tour. The cost of each sculpture is $6,950, according to Wilma Mullet, Executive Director of the Tuscarawas Arts Partnership. Mullet said their goal is to fundraise for as much of the entire budget as possible, with the only cost to the communities being the base for the sculpture.
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• Joel Bender of Whitaker-Myers Insurance, provided council with the Ohio Plan Package Proposal. He explained that they increased property values due to the increase in building costs. Whitaker-Myers is preparing replacement cost coverage amounts for emergency vehicles. Administrator DJ Meek will be asked to find who is responsible for insurance on the buildings being constructed for the Water System Improvements Project.
• Price informed Council that minimum wage has increased by $.50 and is now $9.30.
UP NEXT Will meet today (January 27) at 7 p.m., in the town hall.
This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Tuscarawas Village Council meeting