The regular meeting of Magnolia Village Council was called to order March 13, at 7:00
PM at the Magnolia Village Hall by Mayor Leach. All council members were present.
Also in attendance were Police Chief Jeff Hager and Cindy Mayle.
The Fiscal Officer’s Report showed a balance of $320,132.62 in all funds.
Outstanding bills to be paid totaled $6,532.19.
Village worker Mat Hawk’s report informed council that he has applied the
remaining cold patch to pot holes. He is readying equipment for mowing and
trimming. There are numerous catch basins to be repaired.
Councilperson Claudia Rogers has secured funds to purchase 26 snow flakes to
be installed next fall for the winter season. Current decorations are to be taken
down soon and the banners will be installed.
Council received the resignation of Fiscal Officer Kathy Sickafoose who cited that
she does not have enough time to devote to the job as she is the owner of Salon 54. Council accepted her resignation with regret.
Council voted to contract with Reilly Sweeping to clean village streets before
Council approved an agreement with Nimishillen Township for dispatching
services for the year.
Council hired Cindy Mayle as fiscal clerk commencing April 1.
Safety Committee chairman Jim Hunter reported that the police department
worked 241.5 hours in Magnolia and 191 hours in East Sparta. There was a total
of 43 traffic stops,8 traffic arrests, no juvenile traffic cases, three misdemeanor
arrests no felony arrest and 48 calls for service in the two villages. Juveniles
who broke into the East Sparta Post Office have been apprehended and
Cemetery Committee chair, Claudia Rogers, noted that no money was collected
in February. Sonny Fitzsimmons will probe one gravesite to determine if it is
Finance Chairman Jim Miller reported that the year-end report has been sent to
Streets and Alleys Chairman Grant Downes is in contact with the Corps of Engineers who have assured him that Chaddock Place will be restored when weather permits. He will
seek an estimate to patch the pot holes on village streets.
Parks and Public buildings chairman, Eric White stated that the renovation of the
bathroom at Village Hall has begun. He will also secure estimates to repair the
windows on the second floor.