GETTING STARTED … Blakeslee Mayor Cody Reynolds and Fiscal Officer Courtny Osborn open the Blakeslee Village Council Meeting. (PHOTO BY BETH CLARK, STAFF)
By: Beth Clark
The Blakeslee Village Council meeting was held February 9th, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order on time and roll call was taken.
Those in attendance were Cody Reynolds, Mayor of Blakeslee; Eric Jenkins; Courtny Osborn, Fiscal Officer; Rosemary Alexander; Shelley Cox; Nick Reed, and Robert Mohre. Randy Mohre, Blakeslee’s Police and councilman, was across the street at Sam’s.
The meeting started with the nomination and affirmed election of the new Village Council President Eric Jenkins and councilwoman Shelley Cox.
Now the village has 10 representatives. Next, Osborn offered the payments and receipts explaining the remaining balance is from the collection of garbage outstanding amount owed.
Council is confident this will be paid and for those still due, a second billing is coming in the following week. Council agreed this community has a good payment history.
With the night being the first official meeting for Cox, she voted in the election of President Eric Jenkins.
The next topics of discussion were a recap of last month’s meeting concluding to not add lighting in the North End close to the school.
Mayor Cody Reynolds availed himself for any further concerns from the citizens.
Blakeslee Council hopes to get approval for two grants. One grant will cover purchasing a new mower for “the hills” and the timeline is vital to have this new mower before spring.
The question of the grants was raised would the funds be immediate? Further discussion is needed.
Randy Mohre, Blakeslee Police Chief, remotely added the police report was a total of eight calls and 12 traffic stops in the last month.
Before adjournment, the members all signed the submitted financial pages Osborn provided.
Courtney also asked and all agreed to the next month’s meeting will be March 9, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Texts will be sent to confirm the date.
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