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Russells Point activates Safe Communities Committee (Audio included)

The Russells Point Village Council conducted the first of two March meetings Monday night. The activation of the Safe Communities Committee highlighted the agenda.

The committee hopes to meet two objectives promoted by the police department. First, the police department wants to put a levy on the ballot. Millage amount and when it will be voted on will be established by the committee. Second, the duties, hours, and pay of auxiliary officers will be clarified.  Police chief Joe Freyhof will coordinate a group consisting of council members and village citizens. The first meeting is scheduled for March 13th.

Freyhof also discussed the Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be March 30th at 2 p.m. The day will draw attention to rejuvenation efforts at Leppich Field where the hunt will be held and the department’s efforts with developing the Neighborhood Watch.

Police chief Joe Freyhof discusses two major topics.

The council announced that Central Collection Agency Tax Help Day will be March 21st from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those interested will get free assistance when filing municipal taxes.

Several council members voiced dissatisfaction with the village's website. Among the issues: limited memory capacity, difficulty in accessing the site, and the lack of important documents.  Mayor Robin Reames is in the process of exploring possible solutions to make the rather new site a valuable tool for residents.

After a lengthy discussion the council voted not to open the municipal building on Saturdays. The possibility of the zoning board being open for a few hours in order for residents to obtain permits was deemed not feasible by the council.

Mayor Robin Reames talks taxes and the website.

The council next meets on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m.

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