Last updated: August 29. 2014 1:14PM - 156 Views
By Nathan Crock Inquirer Correspondent

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During the Aug. 25 Village Council meeting, the Village of Crestline announced a new service available to citizens and business owners, a public notification system called Crawford Alerts.

This is a free service that sends out emergency and severe weather condition alerts. Possible alerts could include: Rising water, power outages, interruption in water service or a break-in. Recently counterfeit money had been making its way through town and the alert system sent out alerts to businesses about it.

Mayor Dave Sharrock said that it only takes about one minute to sign up through the Crawford Alerts webpage. Anyone with questions can contact Sheila Vogt at the Village Hall at 419-683-3800.

At the beginning of the meeting, Council went into executive session for the purpose of discussing contractual agreements and the purchase of property.

When the meeting reconvened, Councilman Clayton Herold, who is the head of the Harvest Festival Committee, had some updates on the Harvest Festival to be held Sept. 18-20. Herold said that they have over $10,171 in donations saved up for the event. All the vendor spaces are full and presale ride tickets are on sale.

They will be available at Crestline High and Crestline Elementary schools on Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. They are also available at Crestline Preschool Sept. 1-12, as well at St. Joseph Catholic School. Other places they can be found include: Crestline Village Hall on Sept. 11 from 6-7 p.m., Jane’s Hunger Payne’s Restaurant and the Crestline Advocate from Aug. 25- Sept. 12 during normal business hours. They will also be available at Crestline home football games on Aug. 29 and Sept. 12.

The committee is still seeking participants for this year’s parade on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Those interested should call Sarah Schrote at 419-683-3800.

There was one resolution and one ordinance on the agenda for the evening, both of which were passed as emergencies.

Res. 14-07 approved the continued employment of Renwick, Welsh & Burton, LLC as the Village’s legal counsel. This came after the death of Harry Welsh in July. The firm continue to serve as counsel for the remainder of the calendar year with attorney Jon K. Burton designated as law director.

Ordinance 3094 saw the awarding of a contract to the Best Equipment Company for the purchase of a Van-Con Combination sewer cleaner for the sum of $329,000, through the National Joint Purchase Alliance Cooperative purchasing program. The Village Fiscal Officer is directed to make lease payments for the vehicle for a period of seven years from the water and sewer capital fund.

The next meeting of village council is Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the village administration building.

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