UTICA — A light agenda was on tap when the Utica Village Council met Monday evening at town hall.
In the opening public participation session, council was approached by Carolyn Blair with concern on what could be done about a conflict with her neighbor truck driver. Blair said her neighbor routinely parks his rig very close to her house while running, causing her house to fill up with diesel fumes and that it has become a power struggle between she and her neighbor. When asked what could possibly be done about the situation, Mayor Larry Friesel decided that the issue be sent to the street committee for discussion and asked Blair to attend the next committee meeting on Oct. 3.
Durbin Conrad expressed his thanks for the street workers in erecting a needed stop sign in his neighborhood. “That’s my ‘attaboys.’ I appreciate the devil out of them,” said Conrad.
Approved was Resolution 11-020 authorizing the fiscal officer to advertise for bids for employee health insurance. Council approved this measure under suspension of the three-reading rule to give insurance companies time to review their offers.
Also approved under suspension was Ordinance 11-021 to approve, adopt and enact the 2011 replacement pages to the codified ordinances, to repeal ordinances in conflict, and to publish the enactment of items. Friesel explained that this is a routine matter where ordinance books are kept up to date to be consistent with laws in the state of Ohio.