Malvern Village Council held its first meeting March 20 with new Fiscal Officer Ashley Ring at the the council table.
An ordinance stated that "because she resides outside but near the Village, which will not impair her ability to perform the duties of Fiscal Officer, and it would create a personal hardship on her if she were required to move within the village; Ohio R.C. 733.262 (D) authorizes council to approve her residence outside the village."
The position is fulltime with a salary of $23,400 per year payable bi-weekly (60 percent of her salary shall be paid from the general fund and 40 percent of her salary shall be paid from the water department fund) with standard payroll deductions, and with fulltime employee benefits per the village of Malvern, personnel policies and procedures.
"You are doing a great job," commented Council President Barb Burgess.
"I am settling in and we are making good progress," said Ring.
Village Administrator Marcus Benson announced that Malvern's community cleanup will be held April 29, 8 a.m.-noon in conjunction with Brown Township. Council discussed setting a limit of approximately six tires. Those who are unable to take things down or have reasonable requests may call Village Hall with an address and a truck can come to pick it up.
In other business, the board:
HEARD Superintendent of Village Services Steve Felton report that 45 tons of salt during the latest snowfall. Also 116 tons of salt were used this winter. Felton also reported that due to weather conditions the hydrant flushing will be delayed. He will be at a meeting most of the day March 23.
APPROVED the cost of $700 to send Ring and Benson to the local government officials conference on April 12 in Columbus. This covers the event itself, meals and a hotel and mileage for Benson. Benson is attending both days of the event. The event has several topics and events for Benson to attend and features basic fund accounting principals and new fiscal officer training for Ring.
APPROVED Gary Alger to prepare Hinkle Notes to complete the 2016 end of year financial report at the cost of estimated $500.
*READ ordinances pertaining to the resignation of former fiscal officer Pat Griffith, seasonal labor for village services, hiring of Ring, permanent appropriations, tax administrator and the mowing of the park.
CALLED for executive session to discuss disputes involving a public body and also Colfor. Council announced that during the session which lasted nearly a half hour they decided to renegotiate with Colfor.
HEARD Park Board plans to hold its Old Fashioned Days June 10 and the village yard sale is still being discussed. They will meet March 22.
PAID village bills from appropriate funds for $2,709.54 in vendor invoices, pre-approved by the Finance Committee March 16, plus $3,557.34 in payroll pre-approved by the Finance Committee and paid March 20.
Next council meeting is set for Monday, April 3, 7 p.m. at Village Hall.