Council, resident solve chicken problem

Staff report

KETTLERSVILLE — Chickens were a topic of discussion during the November meeting of the Kettlersville Council.

Resident Roger Williamson was present to discuss the chickens on his property. Solicitor Dan Bensman reviewed the village ordinance regarding chickens and shared that if Williamson agreed to keep the chickens in an enclosed area the non compliance issued should be rescinded.

Williamson agreed to keep the chickens in an enclosed area. The noncompliance letter was rescinded.

Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart provided a log of patrol hours in October. He suggested that a resident that has had numerous calls to the Sheriff’s Office should be brought to the attention of the owner of the property.

Lenhart also noted that citations made within the village are sent to the Sidney Municipal Court, so the village should be seeing recoup of fine monies.

Sgt. Steve Schaffner Jr. gave a demonstration of the body cameras worn by officers on patrol.

In other business, council:

• Was updated on the Shelby County Land Bank. The county requested $500,000 and the state issued $2.5 million, which is available for a two-year-period. Monies need to be spent, then reimbursed by the state. Properties are in the process of being identified. The buildings will be torn down and property is redeveloped.

• Approved purchase of a flag pole for council chambers. The 25-foot silver telescoping pole, four by six foot flag, upgraded solar light and sleeve for the pole will be purchased from Kranz Flag Poles for $578.

• Received a quote for a 4-foot by 8-foot sign for council chambers.

• Learned the signed agreement with Well Association has not been received.

• Discussed brush/limb disposal and decided the residents are responsible for discarding the items.

• Discussed the current custodian contract and voted to terminate the contract.

• Learned the OPERS reports and payments are now being submitted electronically.

Staff report