FREDERICKTOWN — Members of the Fredericktown Village Council got a few updates on village projects at their meeting Monday.

Village Administrator Bruce Snell discussed the water project, sewer separation project and the collection of leaves in the village.

He said the Gifford-Watson Water Loop project is virtually completed. All that’s left, he said, is sealing the pavement on Watson Street and re-installing the outfield fence at the baseball field.

In his report, Snell said that pipes have been installed, concrete work is mostly completed and the paving is expected to be done this week for the sewer separation project.

Snell encouraged residents to mulch their leaves instead of just raking them to the curb for the village to remove. He said that’s a greener option and also creates less wear and tear on village resources. The leaf removal has begun and will continue throughout November when the village trucks will be converted to snowplows.

Also from his report, Snell said the Fredericktown Community Fire District recently completed flow testing on the 175 hydrants in the village. He said there is one non-working hydrant, which will be removed. Also, the water capacity in the East Moundvale area has increased to more than 1,000 gallons per minute.

In other news:

•Councilman Ryan Shoemaker reported the village received a pledge form from the Knox County Foundation. It requested the village pay $1,250 per year or $3,750 for three years for investments. He will check whether that is the true cost or additional to what the village already paid ($2,206 in 2018).

•Council gave a second reading to an ordinance waiving the residency requirement for fiscal officer Suzan Graves.

Council went into executive session to discuss personnel. No action was reported.

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