Walbridge Council to pick member PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:22
WALBRIDGE - Council should have a new member by the end of the week.
At Wednesday's meeting, council president Jan Sawaya called a special meeting for Friday at 5:30 p.m. to make the selection. Interviews with the three candidates will be held before the special council meeting, during a personnel and human resources committee meeting.
Both meetings are open to the public.
Councilman Nathan Eikost resigned earlier this month, saying a new job as a Rossford police officer and his other job as a Lake Township dispatcher were taking up too much of his time.
The three candidates for his spot include a former councilwoman, a businesswoman and a longtime resident of the village.
Kathy Heldt lost a bid for a second term on council in 2011 - one of her opponents was Eikost. In a letter of interest, Heldt said she has a "proven track record of representation of the residents and dedication to the village." 
Lauren LaRoe said she has been a Walbridge resident for two and a half years.  She is a small business owner, volunteer and a person very interested in the community. "I am a quick study with endless passion for improving the quality of life in Walbridge," she wrote in her letter.
Larry Boday has lived in the village for 57 years and is running for a council seat in the November election. "My goal is to make Walbridge a village that people are proud to live in," he wrote in his letter of interest.
There were five applicants, including Boday, in January when two council seats had to be filled.
Also at Wednesday's meeting, council:
• Voted to spend not more than $400 on vinyl centennial banners for the four entrances to the village. In other centennial business, council approved the use of the grassy areas at either Loop Park or Aqua Terrace for a vintage baseball game on Aug. 10.
• Heard First Energy plans to trim 44 trees on the west boundary of Railway Park back 3 to 4 feet because they are close to power lines.
• Approved an emergency ordinance authorizing Mayor Ed Kolanko to enter into an agreement with Signature and Associates for the sales listing agreement properties owned by the village. Lennex Realty Co. had been marketing the property, which includes acreage on East Broadway Street and Walbridge Road.
• Promoted Chris Buck from a part-time police officer to full time. Jacob Heer was sworn in as an auxiliary officer.
• Heard the parks, recreation and community events committee will meet Friday at 9 a.m. A pool update is on the agenda.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:26

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