ASHTON – The Ashton Village Board approved the recommendation from Mayor Tim Henert to appoint Jeff Clark to fulfill the term vacated by Christen Schopp. Clark was sworn in by the village attorney, Russell Crull. Schopp resigned because she moved out of the village. The board will also replace Chris Woodall who also resigned last month.
Casper Manheim, zoning commissioner, reported that he has processed numerous permits for roof replacements due to hail damage.
Andy Shaw, the Lee Ogle Enterprise Zone administrator was at the meeting to request that the board approve an amending ordinance. There is no change to the enterprise zone at this time, just clarifying the description of the nearly 8,000 acres in the enterprise zone.
Trustee Martha Holder reported that plans for the Fall Festival are coming along nicely. There are several businesses sponsoring activities for the attendees this year. Watch for more details as they become available. The festival will be held on Main Street on Sept. 29, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Building.
Trustee Jerry Williams reported that the storm sewer project at the corner of North Third Street and Paddock Avenue is underway and should be completed in a week to 10 days, depending on the weather.
The board set Trick or Treat hours for 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Lions Club and the American Legion will host their costume judging that evening following the trick or treat hours.
Police chief Jarod Yater reported that in the month of August the department had issued five warnings, one citation for fire works and handled five calls.