COUNCIL … The Swanton Village Council discusses personnel items following their return from executive session. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The Swanton Village Council held their meeting on Monday, February 13th. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance before council moved to approve the minutes from the special meeting held on January 24th.
A finance report was then given before hearing a report from the Public Safety Committee.
In the report, the run numbers for the Swanton Fire & Rescue Department were given followed by an assessment of the Swanton Fire & Rescue Department.
Council then heard from the Public Service Committee before hearing an update regarding the Membrane Project.
Handbook revisions were discussed for sections 8.4 Vacations and 3.2 Introductory Period and a proclamation took place regarding Heart Week before council heard a report from the mayor and village administrator.
The following legislative items were then approved by council. A motion to amend the agenda from the special meeting held on January 24th, to include: approval of the minutes from January 23rd, 2023, and acceptance of resignation of Fiscal Officer Jason Vasko effective February 4th, 2023.
The second reading for Ordinance 2023-03 adopting and amending the updated Codified Ordinance Chapter 150, 151, and 152 Land Use Codes.
The first reading for Ordinance 2023-04 authorizing the village administrator and mayor to apply for, accept, and enter into a Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Agreement on behalf of the Village of Swanton for planning, design, and/or construction of projects 3,11, and 12 combined sewer separation project and designating a dedicated repayment source for the loan and declaring an emergency.
The first reading for Resolution 2023-10 authorizing the village administrator to enter into agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Division of Forestry on behalf of the Village of Swanton and the Swanton Fire & Rescue Department. Public comment took place next before council entered into executive session.
Upon their return, council moved to hire Holden Benfield as the Village Financial Director. Resignations for individuals from the Swanton Fire & Rescue Department were also approved, with Mayor Toeppe stating some interviews have taken place and their hiring may take place at the next meeting.
The meeting was then adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
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