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SP council has first meeting of 2015

New projects discussed

SOUTH POINT — A number of topics and plans for this year were discussed on Tuesday at the first council meeting of 2015.

An organizational meeting started things off with the election of Jeff Gaskin, civil defense director, as president pro tempore and the appointment of village officials.

Mayor Ron West gave a report on village affairs and ideas for the new year that included plans to install a 10-inch supply line to the water tank at the industrial park, cleaning up certain properties in South Point and blacktopping streets in the village.

“Abandoned houses in South Point are an ongoing problem,” West said. “The property owners need to take care of the properties. We are working to get Realtors and real estate companies to mow grass, fix windows and that kind of thing. These properties need to be cleaned up.”

Another problem West talked about was well No. 9 not working properly.

“We are going to work on well No. 9 or put a new well in if it is something that can’t be fixed,” he said. “There’s no issue with not having enough water or anything like that, but it is not producing like it should.”

The regular council meeting proceeded the organizational part of the meeting, where the minutes of the last meeting on Dec. 2, 2014 were approved as well as the payments of invoices.

Randy Lambert, village solicitor, then went over old business of rescinding ordinance 12-10 regarding voting precincts and an ordinance concerning zoning changes by initiative petition.

Following that, new business was discussed on ordinance 15-01 regarding for a fixed time having regular meetings, the transfer of funds for the month of January 2015 was approved and the treasurer’s financial report, the expenditure account status report and the bank reconciliation ending Dec. 31, 2014 were all given. An ordinance is going to be in the works on golf carts in the village as well.

There is no timetable on anything as of this point, West said.

South Point Village Council meetings are at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the current village hall on Second Street West.