Village pays for yard damage

At its regular village council meeting Monday night, Cridersville Village council approved a motion from Utilities and Surface Water Committee chair Paul Lynch to award Patricia Edwards of 201 W. Wood St. a 50 percent reimbursement for the costs of returning her yard to its original state as promised by the village many years ago.

Edwards presented an estimate to council of $1,968.39, as provided by Crites Contracting.

Also in regards to the Utilities and Surface Water Committee, Village Administrator Jarid Kohlrieser alerted the council of an issue on Main Street.

Last Thursday Main Street developed what Kohlrieser referred to as a suck hole.

“I went down there to look at what we had,” Kohlrieser said. “Realized that it was pretty soft underneath the asphalt, the only thing we have in that vicinity is the sanitary sewer, the sanitary sewer is down there about 12 feet.”

Kohlrieser said he contacted the excavating company the village typically uses and they will be working on Main Street either this afternoon or Wednesday.

“At that point then we would shut down the block of 200 W. Main for them to do the work,” Kohlrieser said. “We’ll have a pretty big hole there I imagine.
“The Police Chief and I went door-to-door today and knocked on resident’s doors, they’re all aware of it that we could get a hold of. Posted it on Facebook for all the residents that we didn’t get a hold of. It’s not a sink hole, a suck hole developed because of the sanitary issue and that should be fixed and taken care of here by the middle part of the week.”

For the full story, see the Tuesday, May 13 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.