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On the record: McDonald

WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Richard Harvey, Ray Lewis, Walter Bradley, Scott Seitz, Brian Fisher, Clifford DeZee and Mayor Glen Puckett

Council:

• Heard from Village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich milling and paving work will be done on Grant Avenue and Third Street, but it will not interfere with the village-wide garage sales Friday and Saturday that bring more traffic to the community;

• Heard from Puckett of the need to hire a part-time employee to work in the village administration office to become familiar with the duties due to the expected retirement of a staff employee this year;

• Announced scrap tire collection will be held through July 26 at the garage on Second Street made possible from a Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District grant;

• Heard from Domitrovich of plans to begin removing 20 trees throughout the village;

• Approved demolition of the house at 452 Pennsylvania Ave. to make the property available for village use. The home had been considered for a possible museum location by the local historical society but will no longer be used;

• Heard from DeZee the MARCs radios for the police and fire department will cost nearly $100,000. Officials said they are reviewing finances for next year for the radios;

• Heard from Harvey the aged bleachers at the park ballfields will be removed for safety;

• Reported the Fraternal Order of Police is planning to honor the late Cindy Green Robinson, who served as the summer park director and helped plan many community events, including the Christmas in Village;

• Heard from Domitrovich of plans to seek grants for sidewalk replacement. He said in past years the village received the Safe Routes to School grants for sidewalk work.

— Bob Coupland

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