Village worker resigns from Racine

By Bob Beegle - For the Times-Sentinel

RACINE — The Racine Village Council accepted the resignation of Jack Lyons, village worker, due to health reasons.

Council praised Lyons for his 16 years of service to the village. No action was taken on a replacement.

Clerk-treasurer David Spencer reported that he was working on a grant through ODOT for a sidewalk project from 5th Street along Elm Street toward the school. It would be a 95 percent funded project, with the village to furnish 5 percent. The cost of the project is in the neighborhood of $420,000.

Village Administrator John Holman gave the yearly report on the water system.

The fire department was authorized to proceed with the purchase of items through the ODNR 50 percent grant. The total grant is $11,184.65.

Council passed an ordinance, as an emergency measure, providing for additional duties for the fiscal officer. The important item of this ordinance is requiring office hours. The other duties are already spelled out in the Ohio Revised Code.

Marshal Shane Bell attended council. He talked about his ideas as marshal and thanked council for the opportunity to serve.

President Pro Temp Chad Hubbard presided in the absence of Mayor Scott Hill. The minutes of last month’s regular and recessed sessions were approved, along with the monthly bills.

Also attending were council members Robert Beegle, Ron Clark, George Cummins, Tim Hill, Chad Hubbard, Shane Bell and Jeff Morris.

By Bob Beegle

For the Times-Sentinel