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Village Council to Interview Candidates

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The Village Council is starting interviews for a new Village Manager next week. The Council is holding a special meeting, open to the public, on Monday, August 21st with the sole purpose of interviewing candidates.

The council has initially scheduled 3 candidates to interview, starting at 6:00 pm on the 21st. The council has set aside 30 minutes for each candidate’s initial interview. “If we need more time, we can schedule follow-up interviews” said Council member Carolyn Rees.

The three candidates being interviewed are Jacob VanBoxel, Scott Bray and Danielle MacFarlan.

In other business, the Village heard from Matt Pegouskie from the 5 Healthy Towns about beginning the grant process for the Safe Routes to School where sidewalks would be added to several routes in Grass Lake, including Wolf Lake Rd and east of the Middle School. The grants would cover the complete costs of the sidewalks, residents would not be required to pay 1/2 of the cost as is the current ordinance.

The Coe House Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Council expressed their congratulations to the  Grass Lake Historical Connections for this significant designation.

The Village Council is moving forward with street work in the Village. They will be contracting with the Jackson County Road Commission for the overlaying of Whimple St at a cost of $15k and S Lake St for $8,558. They will look at options for Maple St next budget year.

The Council also moved forward with hiring part-time employee Patrick Morris as a full-time employee to replace Brent Jones, who recently left to work for Manchester.

The council will be reviewing the Department of Public Work Employee benefits and pay at a future time.

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