On the record – Newton Falls

WHAT: Village council meeting Feb. 20 and work session Monday

PRESENT: Joseph Battisti, John Baryak, Mark Stimpert, Phillip Beer, Tarry Alberini and Mayor Lyle Waddell

Council:

• Gave first reading to granting a 1.5 percent pay increase to the village’s 38 full-time employees. Village manager Jack Haney said after the needed second reading on Monday, there will need to be 30 days before the increase goes into effect on April 8;

Newton Falls Heard from Finance Director Anna Musson the Newton Falls taxpayer assistance day is scheduled 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 13 at the annex building, 419 N. Center St. The village entered into contract with the Regional Income Tax Agency for the service. She said this is new for the village;

Newton Falls Reported the charter review committee has been established to review the village charter. Haney said Newton Falls is required to do this every five years.

— Bob Coupland

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