A tree debris clean-up plan was proposed for Russells Point during a council meeting Monday.
Mayor Robin Reames proposed a cooperative between people needing tree debris removed and people who use wood for heating. The plan asks people needing assistance in tree removal and people interested in harvesting the wood to contact the village office and give their name, phone number, and address. The village will then pair people up to remove the downed timber. If you are interested in participating in this program contact the mayor at 843-2245 extension #8.
The village will also be setting up a designated drop area for branches 2-inches in diameter or less. Those branches will then be chipped into mulch and offered to residents to use.
The police department recently received a grant from the Department of Justice. The grant would be used to pay a new officer for up to three years. The village would also have the option to employee the officer for another year. The fourth year’s salary would be shared between the grant and village. The new officer could get the police force closer to patrolling the village full-time. The officer would be a community officer allowing Safety Town and the Bike Rodeo to continue.
Chief Joe Freyhof comments on the grant.
Council adopted the Video Service Provider Fee ordinance during the meeting. The ordinance is an agreement between Time Warner Cable and the village. The village will be receiving a three percent franchise fee from Time Warner. The money will be used in the general fund.
Mayor Reames discusses the debris plan.
The Village of Russells Point Council will meet again on July 16th at 7 pm.