On the record

McDonald

WHAT: Village Council meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Michael O’Brien, Marty Puckett, Richard Harvey, Scott Seitz and Brian Klase

ABSENT: Ray Lewis

Council:

• Gave final reading to a 4 percent pay increase for department supervisors and a 3 percent increase for department employees effective in January. The pay adjustment is for 17 employees;

• Reported paving work on McDonald Avenue between Marshall Road and Sixth Street is 95 percent completed;

• Rescheduled the last meeting of the year to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22, which will be an organizational / year-end meeting when a new council president will be named who will serve the first five months of 2017 as mayor. Mayor Glenn Holmes is leaving as mayor Dec. 31 to become the 63rd District Ohio representative;

• Gave first reading to a 22 percent water rate increases effective in January;

• Gave second reading to an agreement with the county public defender’s office for legal defense for indigents.

— Bob Coupland

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