Council discusses pool regulations

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News

NEW KNOXVILLE – Swimming pool regulations and reopening of the village park facilities were topics of discussion at the New Knoxville Council meeting Wednesday night, June 10.

Residents Curt Lauth and Teresa Stachler came to council asking for clarification on the village zoning regulations regarding above-ground pools.

Currently, the village zoning code requires a fence or enclosure around pools over 12 feet in diameter. After some discussion, council said they would review the rules and regulations involving pools in the village limits.

Village Administrator Rex Katterheinrich said their top priority is the health and safety of residents by encouraging everyone to maintain a safe environment by limiting access to pools.

Katterheinrich also said the village shelterhouses and restrooms will be opened for use starting June 15. Those who wish to rent a shelterhouse will be required to sign a rental agreement that releases the village of liability.

The first Hometown Hero banners were installed before Memorial Day on light poles on village streets, according to the village administrator. The local Girl Scouts are selling the banners. He said anyone can nominate veterans, fire, police or EMT members by picking up an application at the village office. The cost for the banner, which will be used every year, is $75.

In other action, council approved a second reading of an ordinance amending the water usage rate schedule, adding a one and a half inch meter size, with a monthly meter base fee of $117 and 1000 gallon usage charge of $4.05.

Council also approved by emergency an ordinance increasing appropriations to the Fire Marshall State Grants Fund from $2,278.87 to $12,278.87 in accommodation of newly-received grant funding.

Council then went into executive session to discuss property concerns. No action was taken.

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.