Lisbon council divvies up $159K in CARES cash

Barry James (right) gets a standing ovation from those attending the Lisbon council meeting Tuesday. James was recognized with a certificate of appreciation given to him by Mayor Peter Wilson (left). James announced his retirement from the village cemetery board, which he has served on for 17 years, appointed in 2003 by former mayor Jeff Snyder. Applauding in the back are (from left) council members Tom Darcy and Jerry Cox and fiscal officer Tracy Wonner.

LISBON — Lisbon council approved expenditures on Tuesday for all the CARES Act funding the village was allocated. The $159,097 must be earmarked for spending by next month.

The money must be used for coronavirus-related expenses and any money that is not used goes back into the pot for other municipalities. Mayor Peter Wilson pointed out that it is possible Lisbon could receive additional money from the program if other municipalities do not spend the CARES Act money they were allocated.

Council approved $29,300 for touchless sinks and fountains for the village buildings from JP Plumbing. Another $5,703 went to Miller Tech for Samsung Galaxy tablets, cases, screen protectors and the configuration of tablets.

Council paid $1,875 for filters from the Finley Fire Equipment. Another $21,274 went to Ray Lewis and Company for a hot water gas powered washer and miscellaneous personal protective equipment clothing.

NBD Medical disinfected the village buildings at a cost of $15,039. Portable radios were purchased for firefighters for $28,752 from BearCom. A room sanitizer was purchased for $3,307 from Mobile Room Sanitizing Apparatus.

Warren Fire provided respiratory facepieces for $7,475 and thermal reveal gear for $13,400.

The village spent $3,132 for police uniforms, $750 for dispatcher shirts, $3,000 for coats and $1,668 for raincoats from Red Diamond and Campbell’s.

Finally, Serious Carpet Cleaning was paid $600 for the cleaning of the cemetery chapel after funeral services.

That brought the total to $135,275. The remaining $23,822 is being spent to assist the Board of Public Affairs in purchasing water meters that will allow for remote readings so village employees will not have to go inside of homes to bill residents.

In other matters:

— After much debate last month, the village tabled the idea of installing a time clock policy for the village.

— The lights in the village square will be hooked into new electric work, making it easier to decorate for the holidays. While in past years, those decorating the square have had to run extension cords, Councilman Ryan Berg said this will allow for the installation of outlets throughout the square. The bid of $5,900 from Soltis Julian Electric was accepted. The other bid for the project was $19,850 from Graft Electric.

— Council accepted with regret the resignation of Barry James from the cemetery board after 17 years. James took the opportunity to thank all of them for serving their village.



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