The Coshocton County Beacon April 3, 2019 - Page 12

Water agreement passes in Coshocton and West Lafayett e By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – At its March 25 meeting, Coshocton City Council gave a third and fi nal reading to legislation 14-19, which is about the water agreement between the city and the Village of West Lafayette. Ordinance 14-19 accepts the contract between the City of Coshocton and the Village of West Lafayette for the city to assume ownership over the village’s water and distribution assets, water lines and to provide water to the village and authoriz- ing the mayor or service director to sign the contract. Councilman Roger Moore was absent from the meeting, but everyone else on council, except for Councilman Tom Gri- er, who abstained from voting, gave their Read Obits online at April 10 “Sorrowful Water” – John 20:11-18 Th e Reverend Dairel Kaiser, Keene United Methodist Church approval to the legislation. Th e Village of West Lafayette Council met the same night and also passed the issue. Stephen Bordenkircher, mayor of the Village of West Lafayette said it was a tie vote and he cast the tie breaking vote. During the public input portion of the meeting, council heard from Tim Kohler who shared his concerns about a portion of railroad tracks from Chestnut to Walnut streets that is not in use. “I thought it could be used as a road to tie Chestnut Street and Cambridge Road together,” he said. “I talked to the railroad company in great length about this, but they are not ready to do anything with that property at this time. Th ey did say they would clean up a part of the tracks from East Main Street to Walnut Street. It was starting to look like an eyesore. Th ey have already done a fi rst phase of clean up and will keep working on diff erent areas.” Council President Cliff Biggers appreci- ated Kohler’s eff orts. “Th ank you for your persistence,” he said. Food: Th e Presbyterian Church, Prairie Chapel United Methodist, Warsaw United Methodist Church Presenters: Rev. Dale Sutton will introduce Rev. Dairel Kaiser. Cindy Stock- dale will provide special music and Janet Hardesty will play the piano for the hymns. Pastor Dairel Kaiser Pastor Dairel Kaiser was born in north central Ohio and is a graduate of Ash- land University and Ashland Th eo- logical Seminary. He came to pastoral ministry by way of banking and the insurance business. He has served 32 years in pastoral ministry, serving the Polk/Red Haw United Methodist Churches in Ashland County, and the Warsaw, Sugarcreek, and Keene United Methodist Churches. Kaiser has served on a variety of conference and district committees in the United Methodist Church; he is also on the board of directors for the United Methodist Financial Credit Union. Kaiser is the chaplain for the River View softball team and has been involved with the Warsaw Lion’s Club and its minstrel. He has participated in the Walhonding Rube Band for 23 years. He is married to Cindy and they have two adult sons and four grand- children. Kaiser will retire in June and he and his wife plan to remain in the Coshocton area. Coshocton Christian Elementary and Preschool present Charlotte’s Web Adapted from the book by E.B. White April 5 th , 7:00pm at Coshocton Christian School Tickets may be purchased at the door $2 - adults; $1 - students; $5 - families 0034_040319 12 THE BEACON APRIL 3, 2019