EAST CANTON-- A wheel chair accessible swing has been donated to East Canton Village Park
Mayor Kathy Almasy told village council members during their regular meeting Aug. 15 that the donation was made by Carol McAdow after she heard the need for one. Almasy and council members gave McAdow a gracious thank you.
Administrator Edward Collins informed council that 75 water meters have been installed in the village. Collins went on to say how helpful residents have been, as he and his crew have been working to install the meters.
Collins also reported all old phone lines have been shut down, and new equipment has been installed and working.
Council member Reggie McGee on behalf of the finance committee asked council to consider cutting medical coverage inhale for employees in connection with eye glasses and dental work. McGee noted this would not save a lot of money, but it would be a start.
Village officials expressed concern about the cut, noting the the small amount that would be save. Council member Kurt Geis suggested waiting until council could discuss the change with solicitor Charlie Hall. The decision was put on hold.
Police officer Mitch Hershberger, as a member of a committee to build up businesses in the village, said he has not seen much progress in that direction. McGee referenced the rising cost of medical insurance going from $85,000 per year in 2014-2015 to over $100,000 presently.
In other business, council members:
/ HEARD the police department had 52 calls since the previous meeting;
/ APPROVED the hiring of police officers Mason Dattavio and Chad Caughey Jr.;
/ HEARD a property on Liberty has been cleaned. Council expressed thanks for the work that was completed on the property;
/ HEARD fiscal officer Barb Hall has sent in paper work for a refund on traffic control lighting;
/ APPROVED invoices of $27,095.21 and payroll of $11,582.31;
/ HEARD some concerns for carpet in some areas of village hall. Council member Rob Buxton suggested calling some businesses to check on what would be best for the replacement;
/ ACCEPTED the July bank reconciliation and treasury report.