Rauch resigns from Edwardsburg councilPublished 11:07am Thursday, August 20, 2009
By NORMA LERNER
EDWARDSBURG – It was with “regret” that the Edwardsburg Village Council accepted the resignation Monday night of council member William Rauch. The letter of resignation was read by President James Robinson who said he is also resigning from the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Village Police Board.
Rauch has been a trustee four years and said he has other commitments.
An appointment will be made to fill his seat.
In other matters, Trustee Nancy Stoner announced that she spent time with a Boy Scout at Gunn Park in positioning a band stand that he is building for his Eagle project. She said business developer Troy Treat donated lumber for the project that is hoped to be constructed by Labor Day. Anyone desiring to help in the construction of the band stand may show up Saturday at the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Uptown Improvement Board will be helping at that time.
It was announced by Robinson that he is going to meet with Prosecutor Victor Fitz, other county officials along with the owners of the Pleasant Lake Bar about its plan for re-opening.
In other business conducted Monday night:
• Heard from State Rep. Matt Lori, R-Constantine, about the shortfall of revenues in the state. Constituents may contact him at any time.
• Announced 11 burials to date at the cemetery, a new mower purchased and appreciation by the cemetery board for people not walking dogs in the cemetery.
• Announced 160 complaints, 20 warrants issued, three drunk driving arrests, seven crashes, 38 arrests by the police department.
• Made 14 fire calls in June and 11 in July.
• Made nine ambulance runs in June and 12 in July.
• Approved a bid of $195 from Steammatic to clean the hall’s carpeting.
• Discussed going from a plastic bag to a 30-gallon paper bag for grass clipping pickup.
• U. S. garage and food sale at the Museum went well.
• The Strategic Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays at the Museum. Public is invited to attend.
• Appointed the Corridor Improvement Authority Board of Directors, Nancy Stoner, one year; Barbara Dempsey, two years; Joanne Boepple, three years; Tony Leininger, four years.