Lisbon council amends contract with solicitor

LISBON – Village Council voted at this week’s meeting to amend its contract with Village Solicitor Virginia Barborak.

Barborak met in executive session with council at its April 9 meeting to ask that her contract be amended to eliminate the village’s contribution into the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, with most of the savings going to her instead.

The new one-year contract was approved by 6-0 vote at this week’s meeting. The end result is Barborak will be paid $9,350 per year, which will save the village $340.

In other action at the meeting:

– Police Chief Mike Abraham reported a possible building code violation on East Washington Street has been resolved, with the property cleaned up. The property was the scene of a house fire two years ago, and while the structure had been razed, the foundation had yet to be filled in and the property cleaned up.

-Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner reported they have submitted applications to the Ohio Department of Taxation seeking property tax exemptions for the remaining village-owned properties not already exempt. The village is paying $2,384 in property taxes on these properties.

– Council instructed Street Foreman Jim Oliver to demolish the old sewage treatment plant building on state Route 154 after removing whatever equipment can be salvaged.

– Council voted to spend $1,160 to purchase repair parts for the blacktop roller from Southeastern Equipment Co. of Cambridge.