KALIDA - The regular village council meeting was held Monday Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. After the approval of previous meeting minutes and bills, the police chief gave the council the resignation of a police officer. All members of council approved the hiring of Adam Kraning as a part time officer for the village of Kalida. Kraning is from Ottoville and has experience from working with other police departments.

The mayor gave his report which included a brief overview of the mayors meeting. Some items discussed at the mayors meeting were different levies on the upcoming ballot from Council on Aging and the fire truck. Another item that was discussed from the mayors meeting was the NEP grant that the county has received for river clean up.
The park committee gave an update on the status of the park. They shared that the ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday was successful and they are continuing work with the addition of paving concert pads for benches and pricing playground equipment. The shelter house has been started, they will be pouring concert for it.

Another item that was brought up was the dumping of trash in the village's dumpsters. The council discussed either moving the dumpster to a different location or put up a sign indicating for village use only. Another problem that has been brought to the councils attention was people who do not live in the village putting their brush on the village's brush pile. The brush piles are only for people who live in the village limits.

The council also discussed the storm sewage project, they said within the next few weeks the plan will be finalized. The council discussed the possibility of water tower maintenance in the future as well. The next Kalida village council meeting will be Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.