By: Renea Kessler
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Village of Stryker held their meeting on Monday, September 18th. The meeting began at 6:02 p.m. with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council first introduced everyone to the newest village maintenance worker Clint Clauson. Clauson replaced a retired worker for the village.
He has 15 years of experience in wastewater with a class 1 license. Mr. Clauson is also local from Stryker and has been on the job for a little over a week now with everything going great.
Next, council moved to approve minutes from the prior meeting, finance report, judiciary meeting minutes, welfare committee minutes and finance committee minutes.
Fiscal Officer Beth Rediger then reported that the village revenue was a little over $91,000 and expenses were a little over $82,000 since the previous meeting.
Council member Nick Wlasiuk then gave some incite as to what was discussed at the judiciary meeting, which included some parking issues in the village.
Next, council member Derrick Potter gave incite as to what was discussed during the welfare committee meeting, which included the starting of an EIN for tax purposes for nonprofit organization. That account is set up now and the money that goes into that will help offset the costs for fall fest.
Council President Vicki Cameron also talked about what was discussed at the finance committee meeting, which included talks of trying to get 24/7 coverage for the police department.
This could possibly be done through an increase in wages for part-time officers or trying to add another full-time officer but, the options have to be looked into before a final decision can be made.
Then, council conducted a final reading of Resolution #7-2023-06 to authorize the village administrator to enter into refuse and recycling contract which was approved.
Next, village officials gave brief updates, including one about the Johnson Avenue water line which will be done this year yet, however the contractor is running behind.
There’s a new wall in front of the senior center that is considered a memorial wall. People will be able to buy a brick to have it engraved to place on the wall. More details will come later as council finishes working out the last of the details for the wall.
The village did not get the funding for the second water tower from Maumee Valley Planning, but the village can reapply in spring of 2024 and also look into other funding.
Police Chief Mendez then gave a report that the department assisted the City of Bryan with additional law enforcement at the Girl Named Tom concert on August 19th.
The department’s full-time officer has returned from sick leave which has given the village 24/7 coverage Monday through Friday.
New computers were purchased for the police department to replace the outdated ones. A grant for AEDs for the police cars was applied for and the village should hear back in 2-3 weeks if the grant has been approved.
Lastly, Stryker Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 5:30-7 p.m. and the village office will have candy to hand out. The next meeting will be on Monday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m.
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