CAREY — It was a short meeting at Carey Village Council on Monday, despite several administrative updates and four legislative items.
A village steel building bid was won by Bluffton couple Justin and Sharon Bassinger for $9,201, while the agreement for the land it was on will cost the village $8,730 for the remainder of the duration.
“(It will be) $810 a month for 72 months plus labor and equipment rental for relocatingÂ the building,” Village Administrator Roy Johnson said.
Johnson reminded village residents that spring cleanup is set for April 26. There is a three-bag limit with no paint, tires, auto parts, furniture, batteries and large appliances permitted.
“Items with refrigeration can be recycled through the Wyandot County Recycling Center, as can TVs, computers and monitors,” Johnson said. “Brush and leaves will be picked up by public works members as needed. Yard waste may be placed out at any time; just don’t leave plastic bags or trash when you do.”
The village recently purchased a Steiner riding mower for $11,086.40. Trade-in value was $3,700, while $3,600 was state-assisted.
“It’s a four-wheel drive hydraulic with a 5-foot deck; so it’s a small tractor, but quite a powerful little tool,” Johnson said. “It’s good for mowing hills and they’ll use it for the equalization basins, which run at about a 40-degree angle. It keeps the guy from sliding off.”
The Senior Citizens Depot and Carey Police garage will be getting roof work done in the near future. The depot will be getting shingles for $8,227 and the police garage is receiving a metal roof update for $8,505.
Carey also got its national pollutant discharge elimination system permits.
“They’re simply modifying permits inside the Lake Erie basin at low-level mercury limits,” Johnson said. “These amounts are small enough. They’re measured in nanograms, which are counted in the trillions. We’ll probably have to hire someone down the road to take the samples for us.”
Codified updates also were accepted and will be taken up so long as the manual is brought in. Two ordinances were passed as an emergency to authorize the mayor to enter into an encroachment easement and a driveway easement with New-Eezy Gro, Inc. on behalf of the village.
Village offices will be closed Friday.
By PATRICK MASSARA