FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council finalized appointments for 2010 during the first council meeting of the year Monday evening.
Ron Winget participated in his first council meeting after being elected to his first term on council in November. He works at FT Precision.
Dave Glass, who has served as president of council for over 10 years, was re-elected to that position.
The council committees were established for 2010. Paul Seymour will chair the Safety Committee. Joining him on the committee will be Jim Tharp and Floyd Savage.
Glass will serve as chairman of the Street and Utility Committee. Councilmen Alan Kintner and Winget will take the other two positions on the committee.
Savage will remain the chairman of the Finance Committee. Kintner and Seymour will also serve on the committee with him.
Andy Fox will remain in the position of zoning inspector. Jerry Day was reappointed to the Fredericktown EMS Board, and Andy Burns was reappointed to the Fredericktown Community Fire District Board.
Mayor Roger Reed will remain on the EMA Board, and Kintner will remain as the appointee to the Fredericktown Area Development Foundation.
Dr. Joseph Poole was appointed to the Fredericktown Recreation Board for a three-year term. Joan Burch was appointed for a three-year term to the Shade Tree Commission.
Donald Testa, Tom Parker and Marvin McQuigg were approved for four-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Russell Lamb, Kathy Frank and Bonnie Brenneman were appointed for four-year terms to the Fredericktown Library Board.
Once the appointments were complete, council resumed discussion of the proposed new nuisance ordinance, which council could approve later this month once final revisions are made to the ordinance.
The new ordinance will define what constitutes a nuisance on property within the village. Junk, debris, garbage, trash, scrap and other materials are stated as a nuisance in the new law. Grass higher than 12 inches will also be forbidden.
Fox clarified that the new ordinance has changes in penalties and time frames from the previous ordinance, but the procedures for enforcement will remain the same.
Once a police officer, council member or the mayor states they feel a property has become a nuisance, Fox will begin enforcement proceedings, which could ultimately lead to court and stiff penalties if the nuisance is not corrected.
Reed asked whether there were any sites in the village suitable for a compost pile. Village Administrator Gary Gallogly said he believed the old Dana site could be a possibility worth exploring for a composting area.