FREDERICKTOWN — Various facility and property items were discussed when the Fredericktown Village Council met Monday evening at the Fredericktown Municipal Building.
Council member Alan Kintner said a committee is preparing a $1,000 grant application for the Safe Routes to School program. A committee will be working on the grant request, which Kintner said should be submitted in 2011 with approval being hoped for in 2012. The grant would provide funding for research, surveys, advertising, website posting and other items in preparation for grant usage. Research has been completed in determining which sidewalks would be a priority. Council gave unanimous approval to pursue the grant.
Councilman Floyd Savage said he received a complaint of sewer odor near North Chestnut and First streets. Savage reported he went to the location and admitted it was “pretty potent.” Village administrator Gary Gallogly stated that there are several catch basins in that area and that replacement of a storm sewer line should resolve that situation next year.
Gallogly also announced the Fredericktown Park District has requested to stop paying their one-half share of utilities at the old Dana building since they have no use of the building and want the city to take it over. Council gave their approval and discussed a few options to consider for building use, also agreeing that Bill Whaley, parks director, should be notified of removing any existing items from inside the building.