Barnesville Village Council was informed May 28 that the South Street Bridge replacement project is going well. The contractors are working on the asphalt stage of the project and it should be completed soon.

In other business, council learned that the salt prices for 2019-2020 will be $90.31 per ton.

Village Administrator Roger Deal asked council to close the middle section of Cedar Avenue. He said it’s very steep and has considerable water damage. 

Deal also told council that the Ohio Department of Transportation has identified 150 intersections in Ohio that need upgraded. The main square in the village is one of those intersections that needed upgraded. ODOT is expected to access the intersection and, most likely, will install walk lights, etc.

Meanwhile, council approved the promotion of Officer Megan Phillips to Officer II. Police Chief Rocky Sirianni said Officer Phillips has been with the department for four years and has done a great job.

The village pool is open for summer. However, the leaking continues. Astro Pools knows of the problem and is working on finding a solution.

Council approved the five-year contract extension for Deal at his current salary of $64,064.

Council entered into an executive session to discuss the purchase of properties in the village. No decision was made on their return to regular session.