DANVILLE — Danville resident Shirley Teeter of East Main Street brought before council pictures and a request that the village reimburse her for water damage done to her home while she was in Florida.

Teeter told village council at its meeting Monday that she had requested the water be shut off and paid the $40 fee at the beginning of October, but was called back to Ohio this past week by her son, when he discovered that a large amount of water coming through the upstairs toilet had ruined carpet, flooring and the walls in both the upstairs and downstairs of her home. Teeter said that carpet will need replaced in two rooms and several walls will need replaced because of mold growing in them. She asked the village to reimburse her for the $1,000 deductible she has through her insurance company because the water was not shut off properly.

“I asked to have the water turned off, and I paid the $40 fee to have it turned off, but it wasn’t,” Teeter said. “I have a deductible on my insurance and I feel I’m entitled to it since I paid to have the water turned off and it wasn’t.

Mayor Bob Dile said the village will do more investigation into why this happened and will give her an answer on her request at the next council meeting.

“This is a terrible thing that’s happened to her. We’ve talked about coming up with a solution to this,” Dile said. “On the surface, we have some information, and there’s always new information. We want to have all the info in front of us before we make a decision.”

In other news:

•Council approved an ordinance amending the wages and salaries for elected officials and employees of the village.

•Jeffrey Gottke, vice president of the Area Development Foundation, was on hand to discuss with council the Knox County Land Bank and ways it could possibly help the village.

The Land Bank is able to purchase and take over properties that are delinquent on their taxes and then resell them to people willing to fix them up and create taxable properties again.

•Council passed a resolution affirming the village’s attempt to make available inclusive playgrounds.

•Passed an ordinance providing temporary appropriations for 2019.

•Councilman Joe Mazzari reported the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District will not be adding Monroe Township to its district. Monroe Township officials had contacted the EKCJFD about joining after discussions on a new contract with College Township was not favorable.

•Zoning Enforcement Officer/Village Administrator Rob McDonald reported the tires were cleaned up at the property behind the fire station and that grindings were placed in several huge potholes in the alley beside the Hang Out.

•McDonald also reported he will be hiring temporary help for a couple of weeks to finish the leaf pickup in the village.

The annual village Christmas party will be held Monday, Dec. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at The Bender. The regular council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.


Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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