ORWELL — Village council held a Tuesday afternoon work session to review projects for next week’s council meeting.

Village council expects to finalize a trick-or-treat plan that coincides with recommendations from the Ashtabula County Health Department. |The plan would allow children to collect candy from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31, said council members and Orwell Village Administrator Joseph Varckette.

“The plan is to proceed with recommendations suggested by the Ashtabula County Health Department,” Varckette said. He said the plan is to standardize times so there isn’t overlap between communities in order to reduce the danger of contacting COVID-19. 

He said Leffingwell Drive will have one-way traffic during the trick-or-treat times to help keep children safe.

Council is also scheduled to vote next week on a $88,572 project to resurface the Village Hall parking lot and provide adequate drainage options, Varckette said. He said he talked to other municipalities that have used Easton Excavating and the village engineer recommended it as the best bid.

“I agree with the engineer’s recommendations,” Varckette said. 

A resolution allowing the Ohio Department of Transportation to replace signs, in 2022, will also be on the docket for review next week, Varckette said. He said the project will be completely at the cost of the state.

He said council will also be reviewing a contract with Morton Salt for the next year. Varckette said the village can only purchase 140 tons of salt during the one-year period at a cost of $67.70 a ton.

“It is $10 less than last year,” he said. Varckette also said there a good inventory already on hand in the village.



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