Raymond Board Accepts Police Chief’s Resignation

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Raymond Village Board began their regular monthly meeting, on Monday, Oct. 5  21, with a moment of silence for John Houghland, a valued member of the community.

Those in attendance 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 and Wayne Angle.

Following the approval of last month’s minutes, the board accepted a letter of resignation from Chief of Police Ben Jackson. All voted in favor of accepting the resignation.

In Streets and Alleys, the board learned that new Christmas lights have been purchased. The lights should arrive within a week or two. The street sweeper has been patched and has new shoes. The alley behind Raymond Village Hall has a new culvert and drain, and a grate is coming.

The village plans to flush hydrants this fall. Residents that notice water coming from a hydrant are reassured that it is on a schedule.

The tee boxes have been tilled at the golf course and will be reseeded this week.

The board moved on to discuss the Halloween parade. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, with line-up at 4:15 p.m. and parade at 4:30 p.m. Line-up will be on Broad Street between McElroy and McGown. Trunk or treat will follow. Due to space restriction, costumes will not be judged this year.

Trick or Treat will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to respect the homes that do not have a light on.

The board went into executive session. On their return, a motion was made to end the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 

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