LIBERTY CENTER — Village council Tuesday discussed updates to a variety of ongoing items.
Council members organized to discuss who will be available to supervise the unlimited garbage drop-off June 5-7. The drop-off will be open to village residents Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, June 7 from noon-5 p.m.
Mayor Jay Branson said the village will need to have the area closed off outside of those scheduled times. It was noted this would close off the bulk water fill, and anyone needing that service through those three days will need to make arrangements.
Branson said the area will be closed off to prevent extra dumping and control the costs of the service. It was noted identification has been checked to ensure those using the service are village residents.
“We need to make sure it is for the village residents. It’s their tax dollars,” Branson said.
Branson said representatives of the village recently met with representatives of Northwestern Water and Sewer District and reported all of the items agreed upon are moving forward. He said another meeting will be held in two weeks.
Council has voiced its intent to pursue a design detailing a Henry County Waterline Project as presented by Northwestern. This would be for approximately 12 miles of waterline that would connect the district’s existing Weston system to the south end of McClure’s system, and then onto Texas and Liberty Center. If Liberty Center was to connect to this system, the municipality would then be supplied water from Bowling Green.
No ordinances or contracts have yet been presented relating to the project.
“It’s starting to move forward, and it’s ramping up,” Branson said. “We’ll have more of these meetings to keep up communication, but, so far, so good.
In village board reports, it was reported the zoning board met to further discuss vacant houses, and villagers were reminded of zoning ordinances pertaining to pools.
It was reported a June meeting of the cemetery board is being organized.
It was also reported that local veterans posts will not be doing a ceremony at the cemetery this year for Memorial Day. The annual parade and chicken barbecue had been previously canceled. Branson said the village will be sure to place its flags downtown for the holiday, and local Scouts have volunteered to place the flags.