Council seat still vacant in Walbridge

WALBRIDGE – A month after Council President Ron Liwo resigned, there has been no official interest in his
After council’s last meeting, Acting Mayor Maureen Jacobsen said there have been no official letters of
interest turned into the village about Liwo’s seat.
Jacobsen said usually after a 30-day period without council appointing anyone to the vacancy, the mayor
could assign someone to the seat.
"After that the mayor can make a decision, but we’ve all agreed to work together to get the right
person in place," she said.
Mayor Dan Wilczynski was not at Wednesday’s meeting.
Liwo resigned June 17, citing the increasing demands of the job. His four-year term was up Dec. 31.
Liwo was clerk-treasurer for the village after November 2000. He joined council in August 2003 and had
been president for a few years.
Also at the meeting, council:
¥ Approved getting an emergency automated phone system through One Call Now, which is based in Rossford.

The system could be activated in severe weather, to let residents know if they need to find shelter. It
could also help spread the word if there was a chemical spill or railroad emergency.
The cost is 90 cents per household. Rossford and Northwood also use the service.
After the meeting, Jacobsen said One Call Now is just another great addition to village services.
"It’s something we’ve been talking about for a while and other communities are getting involved
¥ Heard a truck purchased last year that is designed for sewer problems helped remove a 96-foot-long
broken cable from Allen Street.
¥ Set committee meetings at the town hall for building and lands, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. and finance, Aug. 5 at
8 a.m.
¥ Went into a 15-minute executive session to discuss real estate acquisition. No action was taken.