EDON VILLAGE COUNCIL: Council Discusses Need To Promote Village

BUDGET UPDATE … Edon Village Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell gave a presentation on the village’s budget, which will be updated on the next meeting, on December 30. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)

By: Daniel Cooley

The December 20 Edon Village Council meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the call to order. All six Edon council members, Dave Loughborough, Dan Ankney, Michael Lirot, Lee Lawrence, Brook Morris and Brandon Theil, were present.,

First, village council approved the minutes of its last meeting and then passed Village Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell’s presentation of ‘the finances and bills.

Next, Bidwell mentioned that the village offices will be closed on December 23 and 24 and that New Year’s will be observed on December 30.

Village Administrator Chad Ordway announced that leaf season is finally done and that the building pad is 95% complete. Village council then passed Ordway’s request to have the vacation hours that he couldn’t use be moved to next year.

Next, the council approved a holiday gift of $200 to full-time employees and $50 to part-time employees.

In new business, council first passed Ordinance 11-21, amending the wage range. Next, village council passed Ordinance 13-21 on wage and compensation. It will take place on January 1, 2022.

Next, Loughborough mentioned that “there was not a lot of direction in promoting Edon,” he said.

Loughborough suggested that the village hire a publicist, for a few thousand dollars per year. He also stated that there are a lot of things to market and that there is a plan needed to develop the town.

There is a person that Loughborough has in mind. He has held discussions with Ordway and some others about a particular person.

Edon Village Council then moved into executive session, which is not open to the public.

Dan can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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