The Stryker Village Council approved a grant application for a future street project and a banner project to honor the village’s veterans at its meeting Monday evening.
The village will apply for an Ohio Public Works Commission grant to replace an old, steel four-inch water main along the entire block of Johnson Avenue.
“It’ll be replaced with a six-inch plastic (main),” said Alan Riegsecker, Stryker village administrator. “The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) at the last survey we did this year, they said that anything smaller than six inches needs to be upgraded.”
The council received two estimates, one for around $105,000 and the other for around $152,000.
Riegsecker said during the meeting officials had decided to go with the lower of the bids.
During the meeting, Beth Rediger, village fiscal officer, said the difference in bids was just in the engineering portion of the project.
“We’re applying for a 50-50 grant, so we’ll be responsible for half,” Rediger said at the meeting.
Riegsecker said the village would hear back about the status of the grant sometime during the winter with the project set to be done in 2020, if they receive the grant.
The council also heard about and OK’d a banner project that would honor the village’s veterans.
It would be similar to banners in Bryan and West Unity, said Mayor Joey Beck during the meeting and would be at no cost to the village.
The banners would be purchased and donated by members of the community looking to honor themselves, a friend or a loved one, and they would be responsible for the entirety of the cost.
“I had one individual who said, ‘Absolutely, I want one. Just let me know when,’” Beck said.
Applications are available at the village office, Riegsecker said, adding the cost is around $140.
In other business:
• Police Chief Steven Schlosser said goodbye to the department’s current chaplain, Matt Dodd, who is leaving for seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also introduced the new chaplain, who was sworn in by Beck.
• Schlosser also introduced the department’s newest recruit, who will be taking the place of Ben Saddoris, who has been deployed to Iraq. Beck swore him in, as well.
• Riegsecker said a woman approached him about starting up a farmers market to no objections from council. He said he would reach out to her for further details.