|Russells Point residents now have another option when it comes to disposing of brush|
|Written by Editorial|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:31|
Editor’s note: The following was compiled from the Russells Point Village Council regular meeting minutes from July 16.
RUSSELLS POINT – The village of Russells Point now has a permanent drop-off location for brush and will soon have its own web site, council learned during its July 16 meeting.
In an ongoing effort to help residents get rid of brush and to deter the burning of yard waste within the village, Mayor Robin Reames informed council that two fenced-in-bay areas have been constructed at the rear of the municipal building with citizens encouraged to drop off brush two inches in diameter or less into the bay on the right. Reames said the brush will be chipped at a later date and made available to citizens to use in their yards on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Residents with branches larger than two inches in diameter are asked to contact Reames, who mentioned there are several village citizens that will remove bigger timber for their own personal use.
Also during the meeting, council revealed the village has acquired the domain name of www.russellspoint-oh.gov. It was stated all village employees and elected officials will soon be given a domain-affiliated e-mail address.
As for use of the web site, it was reported the site will contain council meeting minutes, ordinances and resolutions. Council will notify residents via a press release once the site is up and running.
In other business:
•Council passed on first reading only a resolution authorizing the sale of surplus village property through an online auction contract with GovDeals, Inc. The property put up for auction must be deemed unneeded, obsolete or unfit for municipal purposes. Under the terms of the resolution, the items placed on the auction block by the village will be viewable online at GovDeals.com and at the municipal building. All profits (minus fees paid to GovDeals) will be paid directly to the village.
•Village resident Dave Wallace brought to attention of council the fact the area is experience drought conditions. After discussing the matter, council advised all residents to be “extremely careful” when using outdoor fires. Council also asked residents to refrain from using sky lanterns and/or airborne luminaries, citing the fact when these objects are released, there is no way to know where they will land. Combined with the weather conditions, council noted the potential of these objects to start a fire is high.
•In conjunction with the recent passing of a village noise ordinance, council passed a motion approving the purchase of a decibel meter for use by the Russells Point Police Department.
•Council member Sharon DeVault reported on matters pertaining to the Parks and Recreation Board. She said the board will conduct an end-of-the-season tour of the parks to determine a plan for next year. Council did approve the construction of a concrete pad and steel canopy shelter to be installed at Sunnyside Avenue Park at a cost of $3,345.