COLUMBUS — The Columbus fireworks display will not take place on July 4 this year, but has been moved to June 30 because of a scheduling conflict.
Jane Rhinehart, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, told the Columbus City Council there is a state baseball championship tournament scheduled for July 4 and because of safety concerns the council voted to reschedule the fireworks for the previous Saturday.
Rhinehart also told the council there will be a “Fire up for Fireworks” fundraiser in front of Maple UnCommon on April 5.
The council also heard from David Soper, who had received a ticket for a small brush pile on his property.
Soper complained he had not been given notice or warning.
City Attorney Robert Meyers told Soper the council could not overrule a ticket and he would have to take it to municipal court.
The council passed an ordinance several months ago eliminating the warnings for property clean up.
The council referred the ordinance back to committee for possible changes.
In other business the council:
• Accepted a bid from Mike Carpino Ford for a new rescue truck for the Columbus Fire Department for $27,442.
• Voted to hire Aaron Burton, Cody Burton and Craig Burton as back-up relief fire truck drivers.
• Voted to transfer various balances in department budgets to reserve funds for carry over into next year’s budget.
• Voted to hire Inland Potable Service Inc. to clean the water tower and clear wells for $4,315, and:
• Voted to hire Joy and Mick Tedlock as the pool managers for the 2012 season.