FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council gave approval to pursue the construction of a new water tower when it met in regular session Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building.
Ordinance 2010-20 was approved for submission of an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission state capital improvement program for the construction of a new water tower. The water tower would be used for fire protection and drinking water purposes. A grant request for the project is being submitted in the amount of $250,000.
Fredericktown Mayor Roger Reed announced that closing should be taking place soon on a one-acre parcel of property at the Dana Corp. The acreage for the proposed water tower is a part of the property currently in bankruptcy proceedings with Dana and needs to be cleared before the closing can take place.
Also approved at Monday’s council meeting was Ordinance 2010-19, approving the temporary budget for 2011 which needs to be submitted to the county auditor by Oct. 1. Total budget appropriations for 2011 is $2,440,461.06.
Councilman Alan Kintner announced he is getting quotes for the removal of a dilapidated garage at the corner of Front and Cooper streets. He also suggested that “no parking” signs be posted on additional streets during next year’s Fredericktown Tomato Show.
Village Administrator Gary Gallogly stated that street paving is beginning this week. He also said permanent “no parking” signs are planned for Taylor Street between High and Salem streets.
Complaints of a sewer smell were reported by councilman Floyd Savage near First and Chestnut streets. Gallogly said he will look into the matter.
Finally, Kintner said plans are in the works to pursue new sidewalks in the Safewalks program. Grant money for such a project is being pursued for 2011.
Council will next meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Municipal Building.