By Leigh Ann Rutledge
September 25, 2012
Carrollton Council got right down to business passing several ordinances in just over an hour Monday night.
Council voted to exercise their option to renew the trash pickup contract with Kimble for three years. Rates will be adjusted slightly as written into the previous contract but everything else remains the same. Kimble representatives reiterated any resident needing an additional recycling tote can call and they will provide it free of charge. It was also noted all trash will be picked up in or on the receptacle. New rates will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013. At the present time, no price increase was known for J&J bags, which are required if the customer does not have a company receptacle.
Council approved the tire recycling program offered in conjunction with Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District. Light truck and car tires will be accepted. Tires will be not be accepted if they remain on the rim or if they are not curbside by noon on pick up day. Each residence is permitted to recycle four tires.
Tires will be picked up between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the following days for the following quadrants: Oct. 3 - Residences south of Main St. and east of High St.; Oct. 10 - Residences north of Main St. and east of High St.; Oct. 17 - Residences south of 5th St. NW. and west of High St.; and Oct. 24 - Residences north of 5th St. NW. and east of High St.
URS Corporation - Ohio was awarded a contract to design and bid a new water treatment plant for the village not to exceed $305,000. Construction could begin in July 2013 for the new facility, which will be located on Brenner Rd.
Council also entered into a contract with Engineering Associates for field work and detailed design of the Brenner Rd. waterline replacement project. Cost is not to exceed $25,000. Approximately 3,000 feet of waterline would be replaced from the water plant to SR 9, making the waterlines from the water plant to the Field of Dreams on SR 332 all PVC.
Council agreed to look into two issues presented during the meeting. Gary Harris is a volunteer for the Carroll County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. He asked council to consider making one or more of the metered parking spaces on N. Lisbon St. handicapped parking. Harris told council the request is self-serving he also witnesses a lot of people parking on N. Lisbon to avoid the heavy traffic on Public Square and feels it would greatly benefit the area.
Mayor Frank Leghart told council the Safety Building and Municipal Buildings were found to be noncompliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The list of items needing attention at the Municipal Building include (not limited to): front doors are not automatic, restroom door handles and office door handles are not compliant, and there is no marked handicap parking designated in front of the building. The Safety Building also is not handicapped accessible and the door handles are not compliant. Cost just to update the Municipal Building could possibly cost $75,000.
Leghart said, “This is not a recommendation. This was issued as a mandate. I want to know how you want to proceed.”
Councilman Andy Gonda said the issue had been discussed before and it was noted the village was awarded grants for compliance but was not able to have the work completed in the allotted time. However, the village can apply for new grants to help with the cost.
In an unrelated matter, it was announced leaf pickup will begin immediately and continue through Nov. 21. Residents can place bagged leaves (paper or plastic) curbside any day of the workweek and street department employees will remove them.
In other business, council:
-HEARD monthly reports from department supervisors.
-GRANTED a water and sewer tap to the residence at 149 Scio Rd., just before the railroad tracks.
-APPROVED a variance for an above ground pool at 411 Garfield Ave.
-PASSED an emergency resolution accepting the amounts rates by the Budget Commission.
-LEARNED Columbia Gas will replace lines in the northeast quadrant in 2013.
-WERE reminded the west side of the square will be closed Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Scarecrows on the Square festival.
-PAID bills totaling $50,755.37 for vendors and $31,968.12 for payroll.
-SCHEDULED the next council meeting for Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in council chambers.