Barnesville mayor reads proclamation at council meeting

Special to The Enterprise

The Jan. 19 meeting of Barnesville Village Council opened with Mayor Dale Bunting reading a proclamation for January 2021 stating that it’s National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

In other business, Village Administrator Roger Deal wanted council to approve a resolution to widen the intersection of Route 800 and Route 147 by Starr’s Used Cars. Council approved the resolution.

Council also approved J.B. Green Teams’ annual adoption of a Solid Waste Management Plan.

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Fire Chief Tim Hall presented council with the 2020 EMS summary. He said it has been a very busy year. He also said he would like to add Devin Vogelgesang to the EMS Department. Council agreed. He also asked council if they would add Andrew Gazdik to the fire department. Council agreed. He also informed council that the new squad will arrive on Jan. 21. Council also appointed Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Betts to the VFDF Board for 2021.

Police Chief Rocky Sirianni presented council with a police summary of 2020. He commended his staff and his community. Chief Sirianni expressed his thoughts and prayers for the fallen Toledo Police Officer Brandon Stalker who was killed in the line of duty. Councilman Tony Johnson praised the police department in dealing with all the recent threats to the schools. There was a lot of background work done and they did a good job.

In other business, Village Administrator Deal shared with council the estimates for the Mother’s Club roof at Barnesville Village Park from Travis Kaiser. The village’s share for a shingled roof is $4,100 and a metal roof is $3,700. Council decided to go with a shingled roof.

Village Administrator Deal said Village Solicitor Adam Myser has prepared all the documents for the Park Property Annexation. Three surveyors have been contacted to the required boundary survey and annexation plat with Hull & Associations’ quote being the lesser of the two estimates received at $4,000. Council approved having Hull & Associates do the boundary survey and annexation plat.

Village Administrator Deal said he contacted Kindler Forest Management to look at the timber at the park and Slope Creek. They are interested but are swamped at this time and it may be Fall until they could look at it. Deal said he would continue looking for another company and welcomes any suggestions