The Aug. 11 Huntsville Council meeting was called to order by Mayor William H. Jenkins with the following members answering roll call: Deb Anderson, Sarah Shirk, Monica Yelton and Margaret Frazier. Jean Cotterman and Lori Fisher were absent. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. Monica Yelton motioned to pay the bills and Margaret Frazier seconded. All concurred on roll call. Visitors for the evening were Don Spath, Health Department, Charlie and Michael Gillespie and Connor Scott, Bellefontaine Examiner.
Mayor Jenkins gave the floor to Don Spath from the Logan County Health District. He told Council that the Health District will have a .8 mill levy on the November ballot. He said that they have not had a levy for the last 10 years. He was asking Council to vote for the levy which would bring in about $800,000.00 to the Health District. He estimated that for a $100,000.00 home it would be approximately $26.00 or $27.00 a year on your property tax.
Next Michael Gillespie from Boy Scout Troup 51 from Rushsylvania, Ohio was here to ask Council for permission to work with the National Park of Natural Resources in identifying the trees along the walking track at Lions Park. He said it would not cost the Village anything and that index size signs would be attached to the trees identifying them. The Mayor and Council agreed it was a great idea.
Mayor Jenkins wanted to let the Council know that Vectren is checking on gas lines within the Village and placing flags on their locations.
Village Solicitor Matthew Chamberlain told Council that Central Collection Agency (CCA) is still working on the new tax ordinance for the Village to look over and there was no new information. The school property survey is still being worked on. There will be an auction at a later date to sell off some of the property and boundary lines are still being set. He also told Council that there is a set back in the Dollar General store with Creekview Court. He said they may need a variance but didn’t go into details at this time.
Margaret Frazier has been approached by a resident wanting to know if there is a fee to use the shelter houses. We have never charged a fee for the use of the shelter houses we just ask that you pick up your trash and that you obey the park rules.
Tim Jenkins, Fire Chief, told Council that they are having transmission trouble with the main engine. He said that they will probably have to take it to Stoops in Lima for an estimate on repairs. He also had a name for a new volunteer, Thomas Weichert Jr. The Mayor or Council has no objections.
Margaret Frazier adjourned the meeting.
Submitted by the village of Huntsville.