As the regular monthly meeting was called to order on Monday evening, Sept. 21, members of the Raymond Village Board dedicated a moment of silence to remember longtime Trustee Kathy Summers, who passed away at the beginning of this month.
Summers served the village as a trustee for 13 years. She served in nearly every committee, and was currently head of the Finance Committee and Economic Development committees.
Those in attendance for the meeting were Mayor Denny Held, trustees Robert Pennock, Bruce Poggenpohl, Greg Bernhardt, Dan Hough and Bill Krager, Treasurer Sally Broaddus, Water and Sewer Superintendent Rick Broaddus, Streets and Alley Superintendent Mike Masten, Chief of Police Ben Jackson, Golf Course Superintendent Nick Hornbuckle, Allen Poggenpohl and Wayne Angle.
Following the approval of last month’s minutes, Police Chief Ben Jackson advised the police department was awarded a $500 donation from Allen Poggenpohl/Country Financial in Raymond. Jackson said they also received an additional grant, which will help public safety.
As the holiday approaches, discussion was generated on the Halloween Parade. This year’s event will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, with line-up at 4:15 p.m. and parade at 4:30 p.m. Trunk or treat will follow at the Raymond KC Hall. Due to space restriction, trunks will not be judged this year, however, more details on the event are forthcoming.
Local youngsters will have the chance to trick or treat on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31, from 5 to 8 p.m. The board asks the community to be mindful of CDC guidelines and respect homes that do not have a light on.
In a few final notes, the village will be flushing fire hydrants this fall. Golf Course Superintendent reported that aeration and overseeding went better than expected, and the volunteers, who worked hard to finish quickly, were a great help. Masten also advised the oil and chipping work within village limits is completed, and he received a quote for parts needed to fix the street sweeper.
The next monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.