DESHLER — Village council Monday heard a board of public affairs (BPA) update concerning meters.

Bernie George of the village BPA reported a metering software is currently be used that will soon no longer be supported by the developer. George said the BPA is currently getting information on equipment as a replacement.

It was reported since the village participates in Ohio Plan, there is assistance in place for the bidding process. George added this could help the village in complying with Ohio Revised Code in the process as well.

Sewer Superintendent Brad Kitchen reported a wastewater treatment mentorship program with the Village of Hamler has started off well, and George reported the BPA is currently looking at a similar approach with electrical utilities for the Village of Cygnet.

In Kitchen’s report to council, four hours of overtime was reported for clearing a recent snow event in the village, but he said staff hours are still “way below” seasonal averages for the service.

Kitchen also reported an alley near the library was recently repaired. He said it was likely some pipes in the area had moisture freeze, which is damaging to the pavement. Work at the parks has also started with new playground equipment being installed, and sod and mulch is being placed.

It was also reported the village is going through an engineer qualifications process for the upcoming Pine Street bridge project, and brackets were recently replaced to fix a fence at the green space that was damaged due to high winds.

Council also:

•Approved an interfund transfer from the general fund to the electric fund for the purposes of the kilowatt hour tax.

•Approved an ordinance to adopt and enact Ohio Basic Code. The measure was approved suspending the rules requiring three readings.

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