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Magnolia council approves change in funding allocation

By TESA STRASSER The Press-News Published: July 22, 2016 10:00 AM

MAGNOLIA-- Allen Furby of the Carroll County Township Association and Carroll County Commissioner Bob Workner addressed village council members at their regular meeting on July 13.

They asked council to pass a resolution adjusting the distribution percentages for money in the local government fund. This fund contains income from state sales taxes.

The townships currently get 15 percent, the villages get 25 percent and the county gets 60 percent of this income. Because they have determined the townships to be in dire need of funding, Furby and Workner have proposed a change that would not affect the village of Magnolia, but their approval is needed. Council approved the redistribution of funds to 50 percent for the county and an even split for the remaining funds for the townships and villages at 25 percent each.

Resident Dan Joseph was present to continue his five-year complaint about a neighbor's dilapidated swimming pool. He claimed it has been unused for 11 years and is full of rain water creating a great breeding ground for mosquitoes and bull frogs. He sees it as an "eye-sore, health and safety issue and a nuisance."

It was determined more investigation of the village ordinances will be needed to decide how to handle the issue.

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Another resident, Trot Hysong, was in attendance to offer his services in some of the town maintenance projects.

Bonnie Mills, an Elson Street resident, asked council to not pave in front of her driveway as it will cause the water to not flow correctly. Councilman Eric White offered to look at pavement there and resolve any problems with water flow.

Misty Nelson was present to offer eeeeeeeeecommunity service for village projects for her and her daughters.

It was later announced during the meeting that the Stark County Commissioners have agreed to pay $30,000 from the municipal road fund toward the repaving of N. Main Street . It is estimated the job will cost $44,000. The clerk was asked to advertise for bids for the project and a separate quote for paving Cline Street between Morges and Canal streets.

An issue will be on the November ballot to enter into energy aggregation through Trebel LLC Energy Services. Mayor Bob Leach reported the service has "saved money for other communities."

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In other business, council:

/ AGREED to let the police department enter into a contract for printing services;

/ ACCEPTED funds for the maintenance of the cemetery from the Robert and Mildred Beck Foundation;

/ APPROVED council members Claudia Rogers, Jim Hunter and Eric White as council representatives on the fire department building committee;

/ APPROVED clerk//treasurer's report reflecting $233,294.36 in all accounts;

/ ANNOUNCED special meetings are set for July 26 and July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall;

/ PAID bills totaling $17,414.47.


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