By Sentinel-Tribune Staff
PEMBERVILLE — During last week’s brief but productive council meeting, which was conducted on the heels of the annual Pemberville Free Fair, two ordinances dealing with finances had their first readings.
The first ordinance allowed for intra-fund transfers for the current fiscal year that runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
A transfer of $5,000 from the Contingency Fund to the Benefits, Contractual Services, Supplies, and Capital Outlays Fund was the first part of the ordinance.
The second part of the ordinance deals with a $25,554 transfer from the Swimming Pool Fund, and is to be split between Other/Personal Services Fund ($15,000) and the Benefits, Contractual Services, Supplies, and Capital Outlays Fund ($10,554).
The second ordinance, which also calls for changes to the current fiscal year, would result in a supplemental appropriation of $600,000 to the Water Preventative Maintenance Fund, and a $315,000 supplemental appropriation for the Sewer Capital Improvement Fund.
“These (changes) are normal procedures,” Mayor Carol Bailey said. “Each year we have to make adjustments as the year goes by.”
Both ordinances need second and third readings prior to votes by council to approve or disapprove of the measures.
The Pemberville Free Fair was discussed for most of the remainder of the meeting.
“The fair is not an official village event since it has its own fair board. But we have certain things we need to do as a village for us to get ready for it,” Bailey said.
Changes in utilities, which falls under the auspices of the village’s Board of Public Affairs, are required to make the fair happen, she said.
“And our police department needs to make changes in traffic control issues and needs to provide extra security while the fair (is in progress).”
The mayor said village officials are usually an integral part of the annual event.
“Everyone works hard to make (the fair) a success,” Bailey said.
At the next council meeting, which is slated for Tuesday, an ordinance is expected to be introduced and discussed that will allow the village to apply for a grant from the Wood County Park District.
“Most years, we apply for this grant that has been used to make improvements to our village park,” Bailey said.
Currently, there is no information on how much the village will seek for the grant, and no target has been set for what work will be accomplished with the funds, should the grant be approved.
“We need to discuss those things further before we pick a project and decide how much we need for it,” the mayor said.