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|12-23-02: Mayor vows 2003 will be better year
|By LANCE MIHM
The Daily Standard
MONTEZUMA - Montezuma mayor Charlotte Garman thanked council members
for making it through a turbulent year at Saturday's council meeting and promised a better
year in 2003.
"It was a rough year," Garman told the council. "You
guys did great sticking through it."
The village has had almost constant political bickering the last few
years, and it reached its peak in July of this year when villagers petitioned to have the
village unincorporated. The move was eventually defeated by voters. Preparing for future
Garman pushed councilors to prepare for 2003.
"I want you guys to think of goals for next year," Garman
said. "We need to make a priority list. I want you guys to think about this."
In the business meeting, an ordinance on unsafe buildings was tabled
because of its wording.
The ordinance has been in the works for over a year, but no action has
been taken because of questions from council. This time, councilor Max Brodbeck challenged
the description determining when a building is habitable.
Brodbeck also wanted the word "morals" struck out in several
places in the ordinance.
Garman said the ordinance had been taken to solicitor Dave Bruns and
okayed, and added that it read the same as Rockford's which has been enforced for years
without problems. However, councilors still weren't biting.
"Well you guys have to change it," Garman said. "But I
don't want to wait another six months. I want you to have something ready for the next
council meeting." DP&L agreement
In other business, council:
- Reached an agreement with DP&L in Dayton to provide power to the
village and passed it as an emergency.
- Approved Dave Bruns as village solicitor at $100 per hour.
hanked Ohio Heating and Plumbing for PVC pipe and glue for
an underground conduit and St. Henry Tile for cement bumpers donated to the village park
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