Council approves meeting time change, again

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — Eaton City Council is still working hard to change their meeting times to 6 p.m., instead of 7 p.m. During a meeting on Monday, June 19, members approved and adopted Ordinance 17-03, which will allow the time change.

Council approved this ordinance in the past, but the ordinance recodification company, Walter Drane, would not accept the ordinance due to a discrepancy. Staff had to change the legislation and start the process all over again. There had to be a minimum of four council members in attendance to vote on the first and second readings (the first held in May and the second at the meeting in June).

While council will be meeting at 7 p.m. in July, the August meeting will switch to the 6 p.m. start time.

Council held a public hearing for Resolution 17-28, to adopt the 2018 Tax Budget and submit it to the auditor of Preble County. There were no members of the public wishing to participate in the public hearing, so Mayor Dave Kirsch closed the hearing.

The budget had been made available to public inspection for 10 days by having two copies on file in the office of the Director of Finance.

Council voted to adopt the 2018 Tax Budget as presented.

Council also approved the disposal of property no longer needed for municipal purposes, through Resolution 17-29. The property in question is a 1994 Elgin Pelican P Series street sweeper that has recently been replaced and is no longer needed. It will be for sale via internet auction at a minimum selling price of $3,000.

Resolution 17-30 was discussed next, which declares the official intent and reasonable expectation of the City of Eaton on behalf of the State of Ohio (the borrower) to reimburse the sewer fund for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project with the proceeds of tax exempt debt of the State of Ohio.

This resolution basically states the City of Eaton expects to receive a reimbursement for the project named Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project. The maximum aggregate principal amount of bonds, other than for costs of issuance, expected to be issued by the State of Ohio for reimbursement is $100,000.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH