Councilor Chuck Bidwell was unanimously elected Edon Village Council president as members held their first meeting of 2014 Monday, January 20 in Village Chambers. After welcoming first-term Councilors Gale Horn and Lee Lawrence, Mayor Darlene Burkhardt called the evening regular session to order with returning members Duane Thiel, Richard Chapin (both re-elected last November), Roxana Nester, Fiscal Officer Heidi Bidwell and Solicitor Tom Thompson in attendance as well.
In reorganizing for the year ahead, Council approved retaining the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for regular monthly meetings and volunteered for the following Committees:
• Finance ~ Chuck Bidwell, Richard Chapin, Roxana Nester
• Safety ~ Dick Chapin, Duane Thiel, Gale Horn
• Street ~ Duane Thiel, Gale Horn, Lee Lawrence
• Park ~ Lee Lawrence
• Cemetery ~ Roxana Nester
• Planning Commission ~ Chuck Bidwell
With Council poised to face the challenges of the new year, Mayor Burkhardt went on to deliver her 2013 State of the Village of Edon Address before proceeding with the remaining agenda items.
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