Brimfield OKs $13,000 repair of park pavilion

For The Weekly Post

BRIMFIELD – The Brimfield Village Board on Monday approved a $13,000 bid for extensive repair on the pavilion at the village park.

A bid of $13,000 was awarded to Kirk Lewis to do repairs. Board President Dan Fishel said there hasn’t been any work done on the pavilion in years and these repairs should help it last for a long time.

The board also heard an update from Village Clerk Holly Johnson regarding ARPA (American Rescue Plan Funds). She said the village has until December of 2024 to obligate the fund and it will need to be spent by December 2026.

Kevin Challacombe, Supervisor of Public Works, presented a bid of $2,750 from River Bottom Tree Service to remove a tree at 133 E. Clay St.

Challacombe also suggested the village pay to remove a “dangerous” tree at 117 S. Adams St. using River Bottom. The Board approved the removal of the first tree and the second tree at a cost not to exceed $1,000.

A motion was approved for the village attorney to file a suit that allows the village to move forward in condemning the residence at 315 Brim St. after there was no response to a certified letter sent to the owner about property violations.

The board reviewed and discussed four Food Pantry sign options designed by local students and heard that the school has a machine that can make signs. The board approved a design with the amended wording “Brimfield Area Food Pantry.”

The board approved Ordinance 2022-1 for a revision of abatement to be in line with the state.

The board also approved Ordinance 2022-2 for a garbage pick-up rate increase. The five-year contract with G&O Disposal will begin on Sept. 1. The Board had approved an increase in the monthly fee to $15 per household from $14 per household for the length of the contract in its March meeting.

During executive session, the contracts of three village employees were approved. Challacombe’s five-year contract, which begins in May, is as follows. Years 1, 2, and 3 at $63,358, Year 4 at $63,991, Year 5 at $64,631 with a one-time bonus of $6,000. The full-time employee who assists with maintenance of village infrastructure is to be paid $850 per week with a one-time bonus of $2,000. Village Clerk Holly Johnson’s annual contract will be at a wage of $25 per hour and a one-time bonus of $2,000.

Discussion for the possible sale of property was on the agenda with no action taken by the board.