By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Edgerton Village Council began their June 6, 2023 meeting with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer before opening the floor to hear about the goals of the Historic Route 6 Tourist Association through their representative Gary Hunter, as Route 6 runs right through Edgerton.
They then continued with Mayor Day’s report, which included thanks for the community preparation involved with Memorial Day, as well as a proclamation honoring Christina Adams by dedicating the day that marks her 35 years of service to, and retirement from Edgerton Park View Center.
Mayor Day thanked Adams for all of her contributions to the community throughout the years, especially with regards to her dedication and service to the senior citizens of the Park View Care Center.
Denise Knecht then gave the fiscal officer’s report, detailing May’s financial report, which included a tax collection service payment partial reimbursement.
Police Chief Plotts then reported that the policy and procedures manual is still being finalized and edited before recommending that probationary officer Fabian Aguilar be promoted to a regular officer, as well as promote officer Ashley Eberly to Sergeant.
Then Sergeant Eberly was pinned with her new badge by her daughter, Brayelyn.
Village Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles reported that work has been done to promote youth learning municipal responsibilities to ensure that there are qualified workers, and council then approved two internships that will run until August.
Also approved was up to $10,000 for substation repair and upgrades. $10,000 was awarded by grant for the purchase of leak detection equipment, which will greatly save the village on costs for obtaining outsourced services.
Edgerton has also been awarded funds by the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University to purchase Narcan kits and PPE for first responders.
Each responding vehicle will be equipped with two kits, and more will be stored at the village offices for community use.
These funds were approved and appropriated to the correct account by council shortly after the report.
Then accepted was an annual resolution re-approving tax base collections and submitting them to the Williams County Auditor before Councilor Pam Wampler noted how good it is to see changes coming to Oak Street.
Councilor Jason Gruver then noted that council should keep an open mind towards finding a larger vehicle for official municipal use, as well as recommended that additional help be hired for the administrator’s office to help organize, file, and back-up documents.
Gruver then made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss matters concerning a public employee at 7:55 p.m., after which council approved a motion to accept the resignation of Chief of Police Gary Plotts, as well as post an open Police Chief position for the village of Edgerton.
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