Residents in Liberty Center will be asked to keep sump pumps from draining into the sanitary sewer system. This can create an overflow situation, which can draw penalties from the Ohio EPA. The village Board of Public Affairs is looking for an ordinance to be created for this issue.
Liberty Center council approved the second reading on an ordinance to raise water rates by 3%; to match the cost passed-on by the city of Napoleon. A third and final reading was passed for the pay ordinance, that means council members will receive pay monthly.
Council was asked about participation in a grant to help complete the ‘rails to trails’ project in Henry County, which would be located between roads 6-C and road 7. An ODOT grant of about 80% would supply much of the funding. This would be the far west-end of the ‘rails to trails’ project.
Liberty Center Council is waiting on estimates for an upgrade to enhance security at the municipal building. And the newest member was appointed to the village zoning board, with Mark Schultz taking that slot.