POMEROY — Realignment of council committees and establishment of the role each will play in the operation of the Village of Pomeroy were discussed during a a recent meeting of village council.
Mayor Jackie Welker and members of village council revised appointments to committees based on what each member felt they would be most qualified for and where they could contribute the most.
Committees are as follows: Finance — Robert Payne (chairperson), Dru Reed, Vic Young; Grievance — Reed (chairperson), Ruth Spaun, Young; Parks and recreation — Phil Ohlinger (chairperson), Luke Ortman, Spaun; OSHA — Spaun (chairperson), Ortman, Ohlinger; Ordinance — Spaun (chairperson), Ohlinger, Reed; Zoning — Ortman (chairperson), Reed, Ohlinger; Insurance — Young (chairperson), Spaun, Reed.
Payne asked that all committees be more involved in the operation and decision making of the village.
Duties of the finance committee and items which should be reviewed before presented to the entire council body were discussed by council members.
Payne asked that things such as purchases and spending of more than $500 be brought before the finance committee by the requesting part (such as village administrator or police chief) for consideration prior to the purchase moving forward.
Other things to be addressed by the finance committee could include the budget and appropriations.
The duties of the parks and recreation committee was also addressed by council. The committee will handle scheduling of the parking lot and parks for various events throughout the year.
The parks committee would also handle setting up events such as trick-or-treat in the downtown area.
The parks committee will meet at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. The finance committee will meet at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. These are both regular meeting nights, with the regular meeting to begin at 7 p.m.
Other items discussed at the meeting included the scheduling conflict with regard to the Sternwheel Festival and the Veteran’s Appreciation Day. The Sternwheel Festival will be held the second weekend in September which is usually the weekend of the Veteran’s Appreciation Day.
This would be the fifth year for the Veteran’s event. It was suggested that the American Legion Post 39, which organizes the event select a weekend which council could set specifically for the organization and event to have every year to avoid any conflicts. Dates suggested were the first or third Saturday in September.
Welker stated that he could check into getting replacement banners with the new date if one is selected.