UTICA — The vacant position on Utica Village Council was filled when council met Monday evening for its October monthly meeting. Utica Mayor Lester Grennell performed the swearing in of Mike Lewis, who will fill in the remainder of this year for former member John Davison. Davison resigned his seat in May when he moved out of the village.
Monday’s meeting included the opening of bids for solid waste collection for the coming year. Placing bids were Shackelford Disposal at $11.40 per month per household, $13.40 with container and $10.40 for senior citizens; Rumpke at $12.25 per month per household, $11.03 for senior citizens, $10.45 with fuel surcharge, $9.45 for seniors with fuel surcharge, and a recycling option of $15.75 or $14.18 for seniors; and Big O Refuse at $11.45 per month, $10.30 for seniors, and an additional charge of $2.50 for recycling or use of a container. The awarding of a contract is to be announced at the Nov. 11 council meeting.
Ordinances approved Monday evening included permitting and regulating golf carts within the village; the rezoning of the property at 46 and 48 S. Washington St. as general business with the property owner intending it to be used as apartments and storage units. Council also approved the 2013 replacement pages to the codified ordinances and to permit the police chief to enter into the Licking County Mutual Aid Agreement. This item would allow the Licking County Sheriff or other county entities to provided mutual aid to the village if requested.
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