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Businesses in need of employees

Treatment Plant Operator position filled

Staff Writer

“Everybody is critically in need of labor. C.H.I will be holding a job fair on August 14. Masterband is also needing over 100 people. They plan on holding a job fair as well,” informed Mayor Rod Randall at the most recent Arthur Village Board meeting. Most residents in the area will notice that many places of employment are searching for employees – as this is the case all over the United States.

During the Treasurer’s Report, $22,413.08 was reported for expenses. Those expenses included a $10,000 annual fee which pays for a permit that allows the village to pump from the sewer plant into the ditch and then another fee of $4,200 which paid for chemical use.

Director of Simply Arthur and Trustee Christy Miller announced that a new business will be coming to Arthur, and they’ve already purchased the land. First Neighbor Bank will be breaking ground this fall and they have intentions of putting in a full branch. Christy also shared with the board that the Welcome Center held an open house on Tuesday, July 20.

Shaun Meredith of the Arthur Police Department informed the board that Kate Watson will be paying for the AC Unit for the K-9 and he and the department was in great appreciation for her help.

Comptroller Eric Carter told members that the water heater in the Arthur Community Building is not working. It is 22 years old and the recommendation is to have it replaced. She said the thermocouple had some work on it awhile back but it is no longer working. The village has already set aside money in the budget for it. It will be placed on the next meeting’s agenda.

A sign was approved to place in the memory of Harry Bell in the location of Lincoln and Vine Street facing east and west.

As an outcome of an executive session held by the village, Derek Rhodes of Arthur was hired to fill the position of Treatment Plant Operator.

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