Newly-elected Atwood Village Officials were sworn in at the regular meeting of the board on May 10. Pictured left to right: Bill Fleming, Village President; Nancy Wierman, Village Clerk; Trustees Allen Kilber, Ron Wallace and Scott Harris. Photo courtesy of Davey Herring
By Doris Elmore
Bill Fleming, newly-elected Atwood Village President, assumed his duties at the regular meeting of the board on Monday, May 10.
Outgoing President Davey Herring opened the meeting. Herring stated that it had been a pleasure serving as village president and he liked calling Atwood home. He remarked it is a great town and a lot of progress has been made. He enjoys raising his family in Atwood and would like to see the town continue to grow and prosper.
Trustee Haley Ely told the board that she heard many good remarks on the ball diamonds. It is nice to have so many games at the park and have large crowds. Haley thanked village employees for all the work they have put forth to make our diamonds great. Fleming stated that out of town visitors have been pleased with the newly-renovated diamonds.
During unfinished business the board discussed taking the request on moving a water meter placement off the agenda because they have heard nothing further from the property owner. More communication is needed before a decision can be made. The process will cost about $800.
New business began with the swearing in of newly-elected board members. Village Attorney Kenny Crossman swore in Village Clerk Nancy Wierman and she swore in Village President Fleming and Trustees Scott Harris, Allen Kilber and Ron Wallace.
Fleming thanked Herring for accepting the position as village president at a stressful time for the village. Herring has done a great job in getting the reputation of the board back where it should be. He also thanked Haley Ely for the dedication she has shown in getting the park up to date. Fleming thanked Chris Stoltz for all the work she has done as village president and trustee in bringing Dollar General to Atwood and helping to improve Atwood.
The board voted to donate $2,500 to the Atwood Chamber of Commerce for the annual Apple Dumpling Festival scheduled for August 20 & 21.
A motion was made to table the discussion and possible action to transfer monies from the Corporate Fund to the Park, Audit and Insurance Funds until end of year balances are exact. Also, Fleming asked to table the vote on a tentative budget for FY22 until the three vacancies remaining on the board are chosen and sworn in.
A special meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, at 6 p.m. for the purpose of filling the board vacancies, take action to transfer monies from the Corporate Fund to the Park, Audit and Insurance Funds and possible vote on the budget for FY22.
The board went into Executive Session to discuss candidates for the board vacancies.