By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Bryan City Council began their June 5, 2023 meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the approval of the minutes of the May 15, 2023 meeting.
Most notable was the approval of a prosecuting agreement, the resignation of Mrs. Welling and subsequent position appointment of Megan Hall, the thanking of Spangler Candy Co. and Bards Manufacturing for their contributions, and Council’s wishing Fire Chief Doug Pool a happy birthday.
After approving the previous meeting’s minutes, council then opened the floor for the hearing of public concerns, where Steve Cox of Huntington Drive presented a survey given to residents regarding their considerations of a re-paving project of the Eastland Estates complex.
The survey consisted of 5 questions, and the results were handed in to council for review.
Then approved was a contract for $10,000 a month with the Law Firm of Rupp, Hagans, & Bohmer for prosecuting services, resulting in the need for a budget change.
This agreement will allow for there to be a prosecutor available to the county at all expected times, as there will be partners available from the firm to cover any absences of the primary attorney.
This will also save the county on health insurance costs, as no employees will be directly hired by the county.
Then approved were the annual appropriations for the 2023 fiscal year, where it was declared an emergency, had the rules suspended, and approved so that two donations that were discussed last meeting are reflected in the budget.
Then approved were the transfer of appropriated funds, before council gave their permission to the chief to give a civil service exam so that they may hire a qualified applicant.
Megan Hall was then appointed to finish out the rest of the newly resigned Amy Welling’s term from the Williams County Board of Health and will do so until January of 2024.
Spangler and Bard Manufacturing were thanked again for their donations to the amphitheater for the shows and were thanked for their continued support.
Mary noted that the parade and the jubilee are up next week, as well as wished Chief Pool a happy birthday.
Council then thanked Hall for stepping into the role left vacant, and thanked Welling for her service before thanking Spangler Candy Co. and Bard’s manufacturing for being a pillar of the community with their constant support, reminding them that all Bryan residents are thankful for their contributions.
Fire Chief Pool was then wished a happy birthday by all in attendance before Mayor Carrie Schlade gave her final comments.
Mayor Schlade said that the interactive fountains are on every day from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and are turned off before concerts and noted that June 9th will see a ribbon cutting ceremony for Spangler’s at 700 West Mulberry Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. where the public is welcome to tour the facility.
She then reminded the public that the June 13, 2023 meeting will be rescheduled for June 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. due to Junteenth being a recognized holiday.
The Bryan City Council then went into recess before entering executive session to speak on the acquisition of property, as well as meet with the city attorney to discuss impending litigation.
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