Crestline Village Council meets to consider ordinances and discuss Harvest Fest success
By Nathan Crock
On September 24 Crestline Village Council met to adopt a number of emergency ordinances. Also on hand for the meeting was Dan Deville from Ohio Edison First Energy. He talked about the Thanks A Million Program. This program allows Crestline citizens to lock in there price per kilowatt hour for 6.99 cents for seven years or 6.49 cents for four years. This program is also available to business in town and they can sign up to win prizes. One of those being $50,000. In order to be enrolled in this program one must be signed up by October 1. More information about this program can be found at www.thanksamillionohio.com or by calling first energy solutions at 855–849-2645.
Ordinances adopted included Ord. 3031 which created the part time position of employment for a village financial consultant. Ord. 3032 was adopted which allows village administration to enter into contract with Martin Painting/Coating Company.
Another ordinance that was adopted was 3033 which allowed village administration to enter into contract with R.A. Bores Excavating. Ord. 3034 was adopted which will allow funds from the general fund to be used for swimming pool improvements. These improvements include removal of concrete and caulking replacement. They plan to get started on them this fall.
Also the pool stats were in from this past summer at Crestline pool. In general everything was up from last year including season passes. Last year there were 8,200 season passes and this year there were 11,000. Pool rental and concession were also up from last year. There were a few days when over 500 people visited the pool. All these numbers going up were good for the village and were in part due to the hot weather this past summer.
As far as the harvest festival goes the mayor said it was a success. This year marked the return of the festival to the village. The mayor thanked the fire, police, and street departments, along with the harvest festival committee, donors, and sponsors. They are currently awaiting financial reports to see how much they made, but they expect it to be a profit. This event did not cost tax payers anything and they are asking for more volunteers for next year.
Crestline Village Council meetings are held the second and forth Monday of every month at 6:30 and the next meeting will be on October 8.