CENTERBURG — Following a nearly two-hour public hearing, Centerburg Village Council moved swiftly through the agenda for the monthly meeting.
Village administrator Phil Lohmeyer reported the gazebo has been repaired and painted, and has been re-opened to the public. He said timing of the village’s traffic lights has been reworked, and that he feels traffic is flowing easier through the village. New reflective crossing signs have been placed on Preston and Hartford streets near schools.
Kyle Stroh, village solicitor, said the village is still working month to month with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He is waiting to iron out wording for the new contract with Sheriff David Barber.
Council approved $2,532 to send a sheriff’s deputy to bicycle training and to purchase a special mountain bike as well as other miscellaneous equipment the officer needs to work bike patrol in the village. Councilmember Jerry Hess cast the lone no vote.
In other news, council:
•Gave the third reading and unanimously approved 2008 Codified Ordinances.
•Gave the second reading of an ordinance to adopt new FEMA Flood Plain Regulations.
•Gave the second reading of an ordinance to approve liability insurance.
•Gave the first reading of a resolution to approve the 2009 Revision of the Knox County 9-1-1 Plan.
•Tabled the discussion regarding payment to the Knox County Water and Wastewater Department for water and sewer usage and other charges relating to Countryside Manor.
•Decided an Arbor Day celebration will take place April 18 at 10 a.m. at the gazebo. Central Ohio Joint Fire District will hold a pancake breakfast prior to the celebration. An auction will take place after the festivities to sell unneeded vehicles and equipment.
Council went into executive session to discuss land sales and purchases. No action was taken.
The next council meeting will take place May 4 at 7 p.m. at council chambers.