CONTINENTAL - During its last regular meeting of 2013, Continental Village Council learned there are four applicants for the sewer/water/streets position. The applicants will be interviewed prior to Council's Jan. 14 meeting.

The Council recognized Councilman Tim Bragg, who did not seek re-election, for 20 years of service to the Village. As of Dec. 30, no one had applied for Bragg's seat.

The Council approved Request #9, in the amount of $187,220, to pay Miller Contracting from a grant for Miller's work on the new lift station/lagoon project. Mike Leis, the Village's Water/Sewer Superintendent, reported the project is progressing well, and should be completed within the next couple weeks. There were a couple of minor problems during the project, but they have been addressed and corrected.

Leis also informed Council that the Village's water tower has a "pretty good-size orange stain" on it, which needs to be examined.

Mayor Terry Dockery, Sr. said the Village would secure a grant to repair the tower.

Council discussed the old Geckle building on Main Street, as there have been several complaints about its state of disrepair. The mayor reminded Council it could use the ordinances that are in place to force the owners to make necessary repairs. Mayor Dockery said he would make contact with the owners, via letter, after the first of the year. The third and final reading of the way Council will be paid was postponed until the next meeting.

Dockery explained to Council that at the next meeting, they would discuss the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) changes the Village will need to make, after Village Solicitor Scott Welch approves the changes.

Council also approved:

• the minutes from previous meeting;

• the payment of bills incurred since previous meeting;

• amended resources from 2103;

• temporary appropriations for 2014; and

• permission for RITA (Regional Income Tax Agency) to go on-line to view certain items.
story created on Wednesday 1/8/2014 at 9:33:55 am by Anne Cob