The Raymond Village Board accepted two resignations during their meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, including one for Village Clerk Susan Greenwalt effective Jan. 31.
Greenwalt's resignation was accepted after the trustees met in closed session to discuss personnel issues, after receiving her letter toward the end of the meeting.
Greenwalt was sworn in as village clerk and collector on May 1, 2017, taking over for Vonnie Martin, who held the position for 42 years. The motion to accept the resignation passed by a 3-3 vote, with Mayor Denny Held breaking the tie.
In addition to Greenwalt's resignation, the village also accepted the resignation of Police Officer Jody Grove. Grove was hired by the village in August 2019. Her letter of resignation passed 5-0, with Trustee Greg Bernhardt voting "present."
The trustees also discussed the upcoming sesquicentennial for Raymond, which will be in 2021. Former resident Jan Pinkston is putting together a proposal for a picture book sold via a third party, which would reflect the history and families of Raymond. The price of the books, which will cost nothing to publish, is expected to be approximately $21.99.
Pinkston is planning to be at the March 2 meeting to discuss the project further, but asked that a commitment to publish be made at the Jan. 20 meeting so she could fill out the application.
Trustee Dan Hough made the motion to pursue a published book with Arcadia Publishing in conjunction with the sesquicentennial, with the motion passing unanimously.
In streets and alleys business, Street Superintendent Mike Masten said that two stainless steel salt spreaders and spinners were purchased from Midstate Salvage for $700. Both spreaders will fit on either of the street department's trucks and are in good, working condition.
Masten also stated that the dump truck is back from repair and is running well now. Bernhardt asked if anything could be done, for safety purposes, about the ice patch that has been forming at Rt. 127 and Short Street due to water seeping out of a nearby hill and freezing.
In water and sewer business, Hough said that Superintendent Rick Broaddus mentioned that there was a sewer plant inspection scheduled, but Mayor Held stated the inspection had been rescheduled.
In golf course business, Trustee Bill Krager stated that an advertisement had been placed for winter play for weekends in January and Golf Course Superintendent Drew Eilerman said there were some golfers out this month.
Krager suggested advertising again for February, all month, weather permitting at the superintendent's discretion.
The meeting would adjourn at 8:45 p.m. The village board will meet again on Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.