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On the record: McDonald, Champion, TCTC

McDonald

WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday

PRESENT: Rich Harvey, Ray Lewis, Walt Bradley, Scott Seitz, Brian Fisher, Cliff DeZee and Mayor Glenn Puckett

Council:

l Heard from Village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich that striping of streets is taking place with work to be done on Ohio Avenue to Olive Street and Marshall Road to Ohio Avenue;

l Gave first reading to entering into an agreement with the Trumbull County Public Defenders Office for legal representation of residents who are indigent;

l Announced local Girl Scouts will hold a Pumpkin Walk 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Woodland Park with trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31;

l Rescheduled because of the Nov. 5 election the next council committee meetings to 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and council meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 7.

— Bob Coupland

Trumbull County

WHAT: Trumbull Career and Technical Center Board of Education meeting Thursday

The board:

l Heard from high school Director Mary Flint that TCTC was selected for the second time as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-20 and is one of 400 schools to earn the distinction by Apple Inc. Apple Distinguished Schools are schools that have been recognized for innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use technology to inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. The district had previously earned the distinction for the 2017-19 years;

l Accepted the retirement of custodian Jerry Bockelman, who is retiring Jan. 1. after serving for 17 years;

l Hired Lorraine Miller as a school nurse effective Oct. 14. She will be the second nurse for the high school, working with Brianna Le-Mon.

— Bob Coupland

Champion

WHAT: Township trustees

special meeting Thursday

PRESENT: Rex Fee, Brian Bugos and Doug Emerine

Trustees:

l Voted to rescind a previous motion passed Sept. 18 to make Rhonda Fonce a part-time zoning inspector and also part-time assistant to fiscal officer Courtney Hatt. Fee said after learning from Hatt that she had hired Vanessa Tehscher as a part-time assistant, trustees will keep Fonce as a full-time zoning inspector at $15.58 per hour effective Oct. 10;

l Approved having an appraisal done on the Central Elementary School property off state Route 45 that the township acquired from the school district after the school was demolished and a new school constructed at another site. Fee said the $750 appraisal will determine the value of the property;

l Approved the transfer of $15,000 from the general fund to the zoning department.

— Bob Coupland

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