Swanton Village Council Holds Brief Meeting

In one of the shortest meetings in recent memory, the Swanton Village Council discussed a few issues then quickly adjourned into an executive session to talk over employee compensation.

Quotes for a new Vactor Truck, a piece of equipment that will be used to clean sewers and catch basins, was submitted by a representative of the manufacturer, Jack Doheny, for Council’s consideration.

The Memorial Park Lease Agreement with the Swanton Local School District was updated.  The school uses the park’s diamonds for their high school baseball and softball programs.  The terms were updated to reflect an annual renewal of up to five years.

The Jones family sent a thank you note for the Village’s donation of tap fees for their new home on Basset Avenue built by Habitat for Humanity.  A note from the Swanton Public Library thanking the Council for the work related to the new Story Walk at Pilliod Park was sent as well.

A letter for a change of management for Barron’s Café’s liquor permit was submitted for Council’s consideration.

Fulton Township has signed an updated Fire Protection agreement with the Village.  Swancreek Township has yet to vote on the issue.

The annual movie night at Memorial Park organized by the Dwelling Place has been scheduled for June 23, 2017.

Prior to the regular meeting, Teresa Snyder of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority gave a presentation on an Energy Special Improvement District, citing the benefits it would bring for businesses and economic development.

The next meeting will take place on May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Village Council Offices on Chestnut Street.


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