Minutes of the Jan. 22 meeting were approved and the minutes of an Investment Committee meeting held on January 29, 2018 were presented.
Council voted to pay bills in the amount of $107,129.16.
Mayor Dale Bunting commended Braden Reynolds for his recent milestone in garnering his 100th wrestling victory and the Barnesville wrestling team for their AAA Dual Championship. Mayor Bunting also commended the Barnesville Cheerleaders for placing third in the OVAC. Mayor Bunting said he is very proud of our local athletes for the great job that they do.
Scott Belcastro of Trebel Energy Aggregation was present to discuss electric aggregation for village residents. Warren Township participates in this program.
Council approved a "Now & Then Certificate" for purchase orders totaling $20,874.91.
Mayor Bunting reminded council that the next regular council meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 20 as Monday is the President’s Day Holiday.
Administrator Roger Deal informed council that the paving of State Route 800 through the village in 2019 would not include the section from Main Street to Pike/Leatherwood as this stretch of road is considered to be State Route 147.
Administrator Deal reported to council that 23 loans have been issued for the sidewalk loan program and that 12 of those have paid the loans in full. Total loaned out was $61,135 and that only $7,722 remains outstanding. Council encourages residents to apply. The process is simple, the loan is zero interest, and the village handles all the arrangements for construction.
Council voted unanimously to purchase a Kubota Zero Turn Mower from Lashley Tractor Sales of St. Clairsville for use at the Barnesville Memorial Park for a total cost of $11,175 utilizing the State Purchase Program discounts.
The recent proposal from CTI Engineering for design services for wastewater treatment plant renovations was tabled for further discussion.
Administrator Deal presented council with the 2018 edition of the Consumer Confidence Report. This brochure describes the Barnesville system and reports on the quality of the water and supplies test data to residents.
Council set a work session for Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers to discuss projects and finances.