Fayette recycling center moving 1.06.2010

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Fayette is expected to soon have a new location for its recycling center as the village works with township officials to jointly offer the service to area residents.

The existing recycling center at the village barn is no longer large enough to handle the volume of material, said village administrator Amy Metz, and a partnership with Gorham Township is underway.

The township and village are working together to open a new center near the intersection of Ohio and Water streets near Fayette Feed Mill, but arrangements at that location are not yet final.

Saturday is the final day for the center to be open at the village barn. On the next recycling day, Feb. 13, a new location should be ready.

The center is open from 9 a.m. until noon on the second Saturday of each month, but the drop-off bin is available at all times for recyclable #1 and #2 plastics plus “tin” and aluminum cans.

PRESIDENT—At an organizational meeting Jan. 4, Julia Ruger was chosen council president to lead meetings when mayor Ruth Marlatt is absent.

TELEPHONE—Council voted at the Dec. 22 meeting to change its telephone provider from Verizon to Time Warner with an expected savings of 50 percent.

RECORDS—Council voted to allow the disposal of village records following a “records commission” process that determined which documents could be destroyed.

PAST DUE—Councilors reviewed a letter to be sent to property owners who are six months overdue on utility accounts. The letter gives 30 days to pay the outstanding balance before it is added to the property tax assessment.

RETIREMENT—A resolution was presented to establish an early retirement plan for village employees.

APPOINTMENTS—Keith Massie was appointed to the zoning board. Arlene Canfield and Lowell Beaverson were appointed to the tree commission.

ATTORNEY—Tom Thompson of the Bish, Butler, Thompson and Richards legal firm was hired as the village solicitor. The firm is located in Bryan.

REVIEW—Interim mayor Craig Rower presented a review of the past year, highlighting accomplishments and noting a two percent decrease in spending and reduction in the 2010 budget of nearly 16 percent.

PARK—A year-end report written by Scott Wagner was read in his absence. The summer ball program involved 103 children. In adult softball there were 10 co-ed teams and 13 men’s teams.

Wagner noted the lack of flag football in the fall due to a drop in participation, but he hopes interest will return in 2010.

Wagner said he will not seek the position of park director in 2010.

CHANGE—The next council meeting is scheduled Jan. 13. At that time, council will decide on a day and time for meetings in 2010.

  • Play Practice
    DRAMA—Fayette schools, in conjunction with the Opera House Theater program, will present two plays Friday night at the Fayette Opera House. From the left is Autumn Black, Wyatt Mitchell, Elizabeth Myers, Jonah Perdue, Sam Myers (in the back) and Lauren Dale. Other cast members are Brynn Balmer, Mason Maginn, Ashtyn Dominique, Stephanie Munguia and Sierra Munguia. Jason Stuckey serves as the technician and Trinity Leady is the backstage manager. The plays will be performed during the day Friday for students and for the public at 7 p.m. Friday.
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    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.rover
    CLEARING THE WAY—Road crossings in the area on the construction route of the Rover natural gas pipeline are marked with poles and flags as preliminary work nears. Ditches and field entry points are covered with thick planks in many areas to support equipment for tree clearing operations. Actual pipeline construction is progressing across Ohio toward a collecting station near Defiance. That segment of the project is expected to wrap up in July. The 42-inch line through Michigan and into Ontario is scheduled for completion in November. The line is projected to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.
  • Front.geese
    ON THE MOVE—Six goslings head out on manuevers with their parents in an area lake. Baby waterfowl are showing up in lakes and ponds throughout the area.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

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