No decision on street position

SALINEVILLE — Three people applied for the new full-time street foreman position in Salineville, but no decision was made about the position at Monday’s council meeting.

Council did vote to create the position, which will pay $18 per hour with full time hours and benefits such as paid vacation, sick leave and personal day. Additionally, the person will have $250 clothing allowance reimbursement.

Council will be seeking a short-term replacement for Councilman Jim Wilson, who resigned verbally as he left the last meeting. Mayor Linda Adams said she spoke to Wilson this week and he still intended to resign his position on council.

Council voted to accept the resignation.

“Jim served on council for almost 12 years,” Adams said. “We thank him for his service. He was a big help to me personally and I will miss him.”

Without Wilson, who was the councilman in charge of streets department, the position will answer to Adams. Additionally, council approved setting up Wifi and a laptop for the streets department.

With Wilson’s council position up for election this November anyway, whoever is selected to replace Wilson will only serve until the beginning of January.

In other matters:

— Work will begin Thursday and Friday this week on Madison Avenue, which will be down to one lane and may create delays for residents in the area while they await equipment to be moved.

— Council voted to proceed for now with the application for funding for the Beadnell Road bridges project.

— Trick or Treat will follow the parade on Sunday, Oct. 31. The parade will start at 5 p.m. from near village hall and head west to where the school used to be located.

— Police Chief Matt Devlin said he has obtained two estimates for repairs to a cruiser damaged in a recent pursuit. The deductible is $1,000 and the estimates are either $3,960 and $5,409, but Devlin is waiting to learn if the vehicle will be totaled by insurance. A police officer, Hoyle West resigned.

— The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 4.


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