Water leak report now available on village website

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By Thomas Clapper
CCM Reporter
The Carrollton Village website now has monthly water leak reports on its website.
The announcement was made during the Oct. 9 council meeting.
Village officials explained the process to locate the list.
Open the village website, https://www.villageofcarrollton.com in a browser. Go to “Public Utilities” at the top and click it, it will give a list of August and September leak reports which will be updated monthly.
This stemmed back to Carrollton resident Bryon Hicks attending the Aug. 28 meeting to discuss the consequences of water leaks. At that meeting, Hicks’ most recent water bill jumped to $398.88 due to a toilet running or leaking.
Hicks asked council if there was a better way to let homeowners know that their home has a leak. He preferred them to call homeowners but the less time consuming option council took was posting the addresses on the website in the leak reports.
Council heard first reading of an ordinance to renew the contract of Village Administrator Mark Wells. Three readings are required to approve the contract. The terms of the contract include a pay increase of $10,000 from the previous contract to $70,000 the first year with a $3,000 increase the second year. Wells is finishing the final year of a five-year contract. The new contract, if approved, will go into effect Feb. 10, 2024.
In other matters, council:
-HEARD Police Chief Tim Timberlake report his department is short one officer of having a full force. Call records are up and thefts and crashes are down.
-HIRED Zack Hudson to the fire department. Chief Shane Thomas said Hudson is currently a full-time Minerva firefighter and EMT. He was on the Carrollton force in 2017 and picked up a lot of qualifications since that time. Thomas reported the fire department reponded to 24 calls in September and 11 calls as of Oct. 9. There have been 225 calls all year.
-RESCINDED a plan to conduct exit survey interviews when an employee leaves the village.

Councilman Corey Yeager would like to investigate more because he believes the law states interviews must be done in a private special meeting. Council is going to discuss the matter during a future work session.

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