Moss conducts first meeting as Camden mayor, Crabtree joins council


CAMDEN —Mayor Lisa Moss conducted her first meeting as the mayor of Camden on Thursday, Jan. 7, when Ernest Crabtree was sworn in to take over Roy Ebbing’s seat on the village council.

Mellissa Shull was elected to remain president of council after Kelly Doran nominated her for the position.

Camden Village Administrator Nelson McKeever informed council a break on the North Main Street water main was a complete break around the circumference of the pipe.

McKeever told council Prograde was hired to perform the work which required equipment the village did not have. The total cost was not available at press time.

McKeever also updated council on the Prograde Second Street project. According to McKeever, the installation of the new water main was completed and passed all necessary tests.

McKeever informed council notices were to be passed out on Friday, Jan. 8, to notify customers who are scheduled to have water turned off on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the weather. Those affected will be on a two-day boil advisory notice, according to McKeever.

Toni Keesler presented to council the possibility of introducing a nuisance property ordinance for properties that are considered criminal nuisances.

No official action was taken, or ordinance presented. Keesler presented council with the City of Eaton’s nuisance property code as an example of potential ordinances.

Keesler said the possible ordinance would not be a property code, but a way to encourage homeowners and landlords to end criminal activity.

The Camden Village Council meets the first and third Thursday of every month.

By Austin Schmidt

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Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

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