PAULDING – Paulding Village Council held an abbreviated meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, briefly reviewing several recent committee meetings and scheduling several more.

The meeting was postponed one day due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday.

Two Paulding High School students, Hailey Weidenhamer and Evan Edwards, observed the 15-minute meeting for a class. Before the meeting began, Councilman David Burtch explained that most of council’s work is handled in committee meetings.

The street committee discussed the possibility of repaving the 100 block of Baldwin Avenue, east and west of Williams Street, and also the need for new equipment vehicles. No recommendations were made.

The salary and allowance committee discussed amendments to the policy handbook and EMS compensation. Another meeting for further discussion was set for 11 a.m. Feb. 25.

The ordinance committee held a study session and will need to meet again before bringing any recommendations to council. A meeting was set for 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, regarding a new investment policy and credit card policy.

Also scheduled for Feb. 24 are a utility committee meeting at 11 a.m. regarding the Emerald Road water tower lease and an electrical supply agreement, and a finance committee meeting following the ordinance committee to discuss converting the accounting software.

Village administrator Dale Goebel reminds voters the village has a one-tenth of 1 percent income tax on the March 17 primary election ballot. The levy is for the operation and maintenance of both village cemeteries.

Village solicitor Harvey Hyman reported he continues to work on a comprehensive animal control ordinance. When completed, the proposed ordinance will go to the ordinance committee before being submitted to council.

Burtch attended the Paulding County Bicentennial Opening Event on Feb. 12 and was very complimentary of the “positive show.” He added, “It made you feel good to be from Paulding County.”

Burtch also noted the Paulding Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, set for Thursday, Feb. 20, at Grant’s in Antwerp. Tickets are available online through the chamber’s website.

Council adjourned into executive session to discuss a finance matter. No action was taken.

The next regular council meeting is Monday, March 2.