Barnesville Village Council was updated on the village's sanitary sewer rehab project by Village Administrator Roger Deal and Economic Development Advisor Bill Knox.
Knox told council members that additions had been made to the design by Pogemyer design group that included more options for sludge treatment and removal.
"I certainly recommend that we agree to the amendment to the contract," Knox said.
Council President Dale Bunting, acting as mayor for Tom Michelli who was out of town, asked if the project was ready to move on to Phase I.
" Yes," said Knox. "It's full tilt."
In other business, Deal reported that the village had received two bids for the roughly four acres of property for sale on Railroad Street. Following his recommendation, council accepted the high bid of $44,500 from Jim Grear.
Village Solicitor Marlin Harper noted that Grear would incur the cost of a required survey of the property before Harper could draft the deed.
Deal also reported that a property on Church Street, that council had authorized the mayor to bid up to $15,000 for at the previous council meeting, was removed from sale.
Deal reported that an eight-inch water line was installed between Fairmont Street and Morgantown Avenue and two man holes were installed on the east end of the village. Deal said pipes on Pine Lane and Morgantown were to be re-lined as early as last Tuesday.
Deal informed council that the village has been advertising seasonal employment opportunities with both the park and cemetery departments.
Council also authorized Deal to participate in the annual Ohio Department of Transportation's Sodium Chloride bid program which allows the village to purchase salt for a reduced rate.
Council also approved a pay ordinance for $86,788.94.
Mayor's Court receipts for January were $3,475.
Council was updated by Tracy Guy of Freebird Motoworx on a motorcycle show planned for this summer with proceed to benefit Belmont County Children Services. Guy said she contacted the Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce. She said chamber officials were willing to help and she has contacted many businesses to sponsor plaques. She said an antique and Mayor's Choice award categories have been added and registration forms will soon be available. Guy said there will be a DJ from noon to 3 p.m. and judges will include Deal and Scott Ferguson. A portion of West Main Street will be closed for the event.
"It sounds like it will be a good event," Bunting said.
Bunting requested a brief executive session to discuss property. No action was taken.