Village buys sign for events

The village of Cridersville will soon have a sign in front of the Cridersville Village Hall to display announcements and to keep village residents informed on events.
A local church, Westview United Methodist Church, in Cridersville, purchased a new outdoor sign for their church, and they gave the opportunity to the village of Cridersville to purchase their old sign for a low price of $50.
The cost for the village to purchase a new sign would be approximately $17,000, Mayor Lorali Myers said during Monday’s council meeting.
“We’re pleased we were able to do it,” Myers said of the new purchase.
This sign will be located outside the Cridersville Village Hall and will publicize notices of meetings and other events going on in the village.
The sign will be encased and incorporate bricks around it to match and blend in with the business.
In other business, councilor Jeff Bassitt reported that during a recent Utilities Meeting that was held concerning the sewers and provided reason why the sewers back up after periods of long rain and melting snow.
“The best way to solve this is to put a check valve in the lawn,” Bassitt said, of the solution that was formed at the special public meeting.
Bassitt talked about how the village does not have the money to redo the entire sewer line and said the check valve could be a solution to the problem of sewers being backed up because of rain and snow melting.
“When you get that much water and snow, lines can only hold so much,” Bassitt said.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake
said he has been in contact with Schaub Excavating, of Wapakoneta, about filling a hole in the village. The contractors will be coming to Cridersville soon to fill in the hole on East High Street.
This hole was the beginning of a fam-
ily’s new home on East High Street, who had lost their home due to the tornado that hit Cridersville last October. A dispute over property lines halted construction of their new home.
Councilors held a special meeting earlier in the month to discuss the issues concerning the hole on East High Street, including the safety of the children who play or walk near the area and erosion on the land. Over the past few weeks, the hole has collected rain water.
“Council decided it would be best to fill it,” Myers said.
Drake said filling the hole is on Schaub Excavating’s list of projects and they will let him know when it will be filled.
The contractors will drain and fill the hole, and the village will pay the costs to have the hole filled.