Fayette village council 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN
Fayette council’s traditional meeting schedule on the second and fourth Thursday of the month could come to an end in September.
Council’s finance committee recommended amending the Rules of Council to meet regularly only once a month, on the fourth Monday of the month.
Village administrator Amy Metz called the change a sensible move since council voted to cut its pay in half. In addition, Thursday night meetings were said to conflict with school events more than Monday night would.
Council member Ruth Marlatt requested that each committee discuss the change to make sure it will work for everyone.
ROOF—Council voted to accept the low bid from Starkweather and Sons Roofing to replace the roof on the village office building. Bids ranged from $12,180 to $54,000. The capital improvement fund stands at about $38,000.
WATER SERVICE—The Public Works committee rejected a request from the Jarimello residence on Gamber Street for a connection to the village water supply due to the projected $35,000 cost to the village.
The family is having some water pressure problems with their well and committee members suggested allowing them to drill a new well.
The issue will move on to the zoning board before council is asked for final approval.
LEAVES—Curbside leaf pickup will not be handled by village workers this year due to budget problems, but leaf bags will be sold. Village workers will collect bagged leaves probably twice a month, but the schedule is not yet final.
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