RAYLAND - Village Administrator Rich Bibbo discussed sanitation costs at a recent Village Council meeting.
Bibbo talked to Waste Management officials about extending the village's sanitation contract with the company, and company officials agreed to extend the present contract for another three years with no increase in fees.
The cost is $12 a month per household. A letter was received from Waste Management confirming extension of the contract, which would have expired at the end of this year. Council adopted an ordinance under suspension of rules, authorizing the mayor and the village administrator to enter into a contract with Waste Management, which is in effect from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, officials said.
In other matters, Mayor Tammy Morelli appointed Kim McKnight to fill a council vacancy, following the death of Mary Doughty.
On the recommendation of the state auditor's office, council adopted an ordinance, setting each council member's pay at $30 a month. This is a change from an ordinance approved years ago with the pay at $15 per meeting.
Councilman Bob Conrad, a member of the village's beautification committee, told officials the committee, which is a private organization, is preparing a float for the Christmas parade planned Dec. 8 through Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville. The float will have seating for council members and the beautification committee. He thanked Richard and Mimi Logston for providing the truck for the float.
The mayor described the route for the parade, which will begin in Rayland and go through Tiltonsville and Yorkville, ending at Warren Township Park.
Councilwoman Candy Bibbo publicly thanked the beautification committee for decorating signs, the park and municipal building windows for Christmas.
The beautification committee also was thanked for decorating for Christmas and for all its work throughout the year.
Morelli also reported she attended a community preparedness meeting at which local officials discussed plans and conducted training in preparation of a natural disaster.
Councilman Roger Beck asked about repairs to the fire hydrants, which have been covered. The village administrator said the hydrants are shut off at the valve and can be used if necessary.
Council's next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building.