The Huntsville Village Council appointed Robin Jenkins to fill a fouryear vacant council seat during a recent meeting.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Joseph Hurley who was given the oath of office prior to the meeting’s start by Clerk Lori Fisher.
Jenkins expressed interest in filling a vacant seat when councilman Matt Groeschel made the motion to appoint her. There are still two remaining vacant council seats.
Those interested are encouraged to attend the next council meeting which are the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
Council members also elected Groeschel as council president.
Hurley appointed the following council members to the following committees:
• Deb Anderson and Jenkins to the Finance Committee;
• Groeschel and Margaret Frazier to the Street Committee; and
• Anderson to fill a position on the Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Dependents Fund.
Council also renewed Village Solicitor Matthew Chamberlain’s contract for two more years with an increase of $8,100 per year.
During the meeting, council also approved:
• an ordinance to set temporary appropriations for 2020;
• a motion to pay bills; and
• a motion to approve the 2020 contract with the Logan County Sheriff’s
Department at the rate of $35 an hour to patrol the village;
In other business, Hurley reported that after almost three years, the Medicare approved Huntsville’s request to reactivate enrollment. Fisher thanked Chamberlain and David Grim from Congressman Jim Jordan’s office for their help resolving this issue.
Terri Lamb with Village Tax Collections updated council on the Tax Amnesty Day they recently hosted which had a reportedly good turn out, and most who owed delinquent taxes came in and either paid them or made arrangements to make payments.
Street Superintendent Tim Jenkins informed council he was able to replace the water heater in the village office and that his department also ran the plumbing for a washing machine in the garage.
He thanked everyone who helped.
Towards the end of the meeting, Frazier was approached by a village resident about the trash that had accumulated on a village property.
Fisher is to send a letter informing the property owner of the ordinance and their responsibility to keep the trash under control.