VANDALIA — The show must go on!
That’s the message from the Vandalia City Council’s vote to enter into a contract with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks Company for the 2016 Star Spangled Celebration.
Rozzi’s has provided the fireworks annually since 1992. The cost for the show is $27,000, the same as the 2015 show. The cost of Star Spangled Celebration is split with Butler Township and has averaged $11,633 each over the past three years after sponsorship contributions are accounted for.
Expenses include the fireworks, musical entertainment, equipment rental, supplies, and staff costs.
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Council also approved a new, 3-year contract for internet service with AT&T. The new contract allows the City to reduce its monthly cost from the current $1,442 per month to $1,209.90, an annual savings of $2,869.20.
The only other action on the light agenda was a donation to the 25th Annual Butler High School After Prom. The City will donate 10 youth passes to the Vandalia Recreation Center and 10 youth season passes to Cassel Hills Pool.
The City Council will hold a special meeting for the purpose of a council retreat on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. The retreat will be held at the Public Works Facility located at 97 Clubhouse Way.
The purpose of the meeting is to briefly tour the Public Works Facility and view vehicles/equipment/facilities that are in the Five-Year CIP for replacement.
Immediately following the facility tour, Council will receive a presentation regarding areas of operation within the Public Works department, review and discuss both the Public Works Operations budget, and to discuss Ohio’s Online Checkbook opportunity.
Council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. A work session will be held immediately before the meeting at a time to be announced. All meetings, including the retreat, are open to the public.