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Friday, April 05, 2013 11:37 AM

KALIDA — Kalida Village Council discussed finalizing the members on the park board at Monday’s meeting. Over the last few months, the village council has been working on completing the bylaws and determining who should sit on the new park board.

During the meeting, village council members spoke about the clubs who have expressed concerns about not finding enough members to sit on the park board.
Originally, the bylaws stated two members from each organization was to sit on the park board. After some feedback from the Lions Club and Athletic Boosters, members found it would be hard to find two people from each group interested in doing it.

“We compromised having seven members down to five members,” said council member Jason Birkemeier.

After the negative feedback about the plan, the bylaws were changed to say one member and up to two from each group is to sit on the board. Council members discussed the importance of having members of the different groups on the board.

“They already have large investments in the park,” Birkemier said about the need for members of both the Lions and the Boosters to sit on the park board. “Some people are afraid of the past history to move forward but I disagree with that.

“I think we need them on the board to know what is going on down there (at the park),” agreed Dick Schulte, council president.

Birkemier and council member Glen Recker will be attending the Lion’s Club and Boosters meetings to present the current bylaws they constructed.

In new business, council approved paperwork for the new information submitted for the second expansion at KMI. Also, the Fire Department is looking into purchasing new equipment and council approved a three-year commitment for the CIC of $3,000 per year.

Old business included an update for the Issue 2 funding project. Engineer Greg Bockrath stated they have not heard anything back about the loan money and “no news is good news,” he said.

Bockrath said the plans for the bid of the Ralph and Sixth Street Project is ready to be submitted. He also shared the update on the East Town Drive. project, saying that AEP has approved to move power poles, which started Monday.

The next Kalida Village Council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 15.


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