Cridersville sets sights on future

The Village of Cridersville’s February council meeting began with committee reports on Monday night.

Chairman of the Planning Committee Bob Conner asked to have a meeting set up for the committee to brainstorm some ideas for the rest of the year.

“I just think that we need to get together and establish how the planning committee is going to act, and what we’re going to act on,” Conner said. “As far as zoning goes, as far as ordinance 1490 goes, as far as future plans for the village, as far as infrastructure. I just want to kind of get together and have a brainstorming session.”

The meeting has been set for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Following Conner, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Council President Eric West reminded council that the City of St. Marys is administering tax services for the village this year. He said there have already been a couple of issues with the transition and he wants residents and businesses to know the change has taken place.

West also received the 2013 year end income tax report and shared that the village is down one precent from 2012. In 2012 Cridersville received $310,387.15, and in 2013 received $307,755.54, noting that this is just another sign of the struggling economy.

It was mentioned that the winter weather has greatly affected overtime hours.

“Due to the winter weather our winter overtime hours for the street and maintenance crews so far this year we’re up five times the overtime hours compared to last year,” West said. “And it looks like we’re going to get some more hours tonight.”

For the full story, see the Tuesday, Feb. 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.