REPUBLIC - During the last council meeting, Republic residents were to convey their complaints with FSI Inc. trash pick-up services to Councilman Mike Oberlander prior to the Monday meeting.
Several letters expressed dissatisfaction with the size and durability of the bags provided. Many said only bags are picked up, not allowing extra items. Trash is not always picked up in a timely manner and residents are not notified if there are scheduling changes. Dropped items are not picked up, while some expressed dissatisfaction for high cost. Others noted the trucks have left ruts in their lawns.
Village Administrator Crystal Fields is to notify FSI, allowing them the opportunity to rectify the situation before action.
Fields is to serve as the designee for the public records retention training today. She will then be responsible for training council members.
Phase One of the tree trimming project has been completed. It had been determined to cut trees five feet from power lines but they are expanding that to at least 8-10 feet from electrical lines.
Fields said Hillcrest is to begin an excavating project for a storm drain on Washington Street next week and will be replacing curbs in the alleyway behind the village offices.
A personnel committee meeting was scheduled for 7 p.m. today to discuss changes to scheduling and number of employees in the maintenance department.
Fiscal Officer Monique Delaney reported $890,494 in all funds.
The village is coming together to replenish the community food pantry located in the Republic United Church of Christ. About 110 people in Scipio Township are being assisted. They invite others to participate in a soup and sandwich luncheon following services Sunday. Cost of the meal is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation. Donations may also be sent to 312 Madison St. Box 280, Republic, OH 44867.
In other business, council:
Council is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5.