Botkins joins towns lacking road salt

BOTKINS — At a regular Botkins Village Council meeting, Village Administrator Jesse Kent addressed council with concerns about the village roadways.

“County Engineer Bob Geuy said at this point there’s no more salt to be had,” Kent said. “We’re under a statewide shortage. We’re going to make do with what we have.”

If there is an urgent need for salt, Kent said the village will be able to get by. He said the village still has a sufficient supply of grit.

Kent informed council members that a letter was received by Dominion Gas about a price increase concerning an automatic adjustment mechanism “AMR Cost Recovery Charge.”

“Basically, through Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, various utility providers bring cases in front of them saying they need to raise their prices,” Kent said. “It’s currently $0.37 and they want to bump it to $ 0.57.”

Kent also informed council members that the village received a letter from liquor control stating that Dollar General would like to file for a sealed beer, wine and mixed beverages license.

A motion to not request a hearing was approved.

During the village council meeting, Council member Casey Dietz voiced an interest in pursuing an ice rink for the village.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Jan. 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.