NEW JOB … With the resignation of Clerk-Treasurer Beth Rediger, Courtny Osborn (above) will be taking over as the Village of Blakeslee’s Clerk-Treasurer. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Village of Blakeslee met on August 14th but did not have a quorum, so the meeting was rescheduled for Thursday, August 18th.
The Blakeslee Village Council meeting began on August 18th, with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. All six council members, Cletus Radabaugh, Bob Mohre, Eric Jenkins, Cody Reynolds, Nick Reed, and Rosemary Alexander Thiel were in attendance.
In the first order of business, council approved the minutes from the last regular council meeting, from July 24.
Clerk-Treasurer Beth Rediger then gave the financial report and said revenue received since the last regular meeting was $9,088 and expenses were $1,933.
Council then approved Ordinance 2022-01. This ordinance made appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Blakeslee, ending with the fiscal year of December 31st.
With total special revenue funds of $12,242 and with funds appropriated from the Enterprise Fund and Garbage Fund totaling $9,620, brings the total permanent appropriations to $41,339.
Mayor Linda Muehlfeld reported that the village is still looking for a lawn mower, to mow the Village Hills. ODOT was slated to mow the hills last week but had the wrong remote. Muehlfeld also reported that the village’s park will be turned over to the care of the Knights of Columbus.
Next, Rediger turned in her resignation effective September 1st. Rediger had served the Village of Blakeslee as clerk-treasurer for 9.5 years. Council voted to approve the resignation.
Council then approved the hiring of Courtny Osborn, who was in attendance, to take her place. Osborn has served as clerk-treasurer for Florence Township, for the past 6.5 years.
Council also changed the next village council meeting to Wednesday, September 21, at 6 p.m.
Council then voted to adjourn the meeting.
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