Council discusses public works, events


By Michael Hart - Special to the Sentinel



Mike Kennedy of River City Runners discusses plans for the upcoming Blues Bash 5K.


POMEROY — Pomeroy Village Administrator Joe Woodall covered a variety of Public Works items, primarily updates to ongoing projects and requests, during Monday’s regular council meeting.

Woodall also asked for certain temporary labor arrangements made during the transition period before he became Village Administrator to become permanent, or direction to seek another solution. This included one employee’s promotion to crew leader and corresponding raise. Another employee, needed at the treatment facility full time in order to remain in EPA compliance, is unable to take vacation and instead receives vacation pay.

Council made the crew leader position permanent and decided to continue paying vacation pay while seeking other avenues to remain in compliance at the treatment facility.

Councilperson Victor Young proposed hiring two summer workers to assist with grass cutting and miscellaneous tasks; Woodall and council approved.

He also asked Woodall and Mayor Bryan Shank meet to determine the optimal labor needs for the Public Works department, to help solve the discussed labor and scheduling complications.

Pomeroy government will change to the GovPayNet payment processing system on the counsel of Fiscal Officer Sue Baker, which will allow the village more flexibility to accept credit and debit payments — including online payments.

The system is designed for government entities, and has no costs or fees for Pomeroy, per Fiscal Officer Sue Baker.

In other business, Mike Kennedy of River City Runners secured council’s permission to host a charity run on Saturday, July 29, as part of Blues Bash festivities.

Council expressed a high level of enthusiasm to host the 5k “Big Bend Blues Dash.”

Following new procedures recommended by the Parks and Recreation Committee, council established contact information with the event organizers, and scheduled meetings between the organizers, Mayor, and Police Chief to review street closures and other coordination with the village.

Bills were paid in the amount of $8,663.74

During other business, council directed the removal of “Parking by Permit Only” signs from the Main Street parking lots.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Pomeroy Village Council is July 17 at 7 p.m. in the Pomeroy Municipal Building.

Mike Kennedy of River City Runners discusses plans for the upcoming Blues Bash 5K.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.6-Pomeroy-Council.jpgMike Kennedy of River City Runners discusses plans for the upcoming Blues Bash 5K.

By Michael Hart

Special to the Sentinel

Michael Hart is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.

Michael Hart is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.