On the record: McDonald
WHAT: Village council meeting Wednesday
PRESENT: Ray Lewis, Richard Harvey, Kyle Joynes, Brian Fisher, Sean Schmidt, Cliff DeZee and Mayor Glen Puckett
• Heard from Puckett the local mayor’s association has met over trick or treat on Oct. 31 discussing a drive-thru method of placing bagged treats in trunks of vehicles. He said discussion is continuing on what to do, but efforts are being made to provide something nice for the children at Halloween;
• Heard from Harvey that police are continuing an investigation of who sprayed painted play units and the restroom building at Woodland Park with graffiti and other vandalism earlier this month.
• Approved the mayor’s appointments of Jim Grantz as firefighter / medic; Jayce Bellick, firefighter / medic; and Jacob Peyatt, firefighter / emergency medical technician to the volunteer fire department. Puckett said the three will help to cover shifts;
• Heard from police Chief William Woodley who met with a Hudson Communications representative for the purchase and installation of radio equipment;
• Heard from Harvey the community room is going through updates before opening;
• Heard from Schmidt he spoke with school board member Joseph Cappuzzello about a possible mini baseball camp being held this fall with a plan needing to be approved by the county health department;
• Heard from Schmidt that he met with Cappuzzello and board member Jody Klase about a new facilities use agreement with the village on use of park properties for school events. He said nothing is finalized, but a plan should be in place shortly;
• Scheduled a public hearing 5:45 p.m. Oct. 7 on a zone change from residential to commercial at 452 Pennsylvania Ave. to create additional parking space for the municipal building. The village-owned property at the corner of Fifth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue was acquired at auction for $40,000.