WEST LAFAYETTE — Following the resignation of fiscal officer, Sarah Warne, the village of West Lafayette has announced the hiring of a new fiscal officer. Amy Bourne, a lifelong resident, and 1988 graduate of Ridgewood, will officially begin her duties on May 21, 2018. Bourne was hired by the village during a special council session that was held on May 7.
Other items discussed during council’s regular session on May 14, 2018 included:
• During correspondence, information was received concerning the county recycling program. It was reported that West Lafayette was one of the leading towns in the county for recycling.
• Damon Gould, Assistant Fire Chief, reported that the fire department was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to purchase new/additional equipment.
• The police department is requesting to sell a vehicle that is no longer usable to the department, a Dodge Neon. Council approved the vehicle as surplus so that the village administrator can put the vehicle out for bids.
• The village administrator is reportedly planning to start a departmental newsletter in the near future.
• Village administrator reportedly will be completing National Guard duty the week of May 22, and the week of June 1.
• Council approved resolution #2018-28 concerning the village applying for funds to complete the sewer extension project on Johnson Road.
• Council approved resolution #2018-29 with emergency clause concerning certification of funds of $46,420 for the sewer extension project.
• Council approved CMI software training for new fiscal officer at a cost of $1,010. Newcomerstown fiscal officer (also a former fiscal officer for West Lafayette) has agreed to assist with training for the new fiscal officer.
• A public meeting concerning gas, electric aggregation which passed during the recent primary election will be held on May 29, 2018 at 4:00p, and a repeat session at 6:00p. The meeting will be a chance for residents to discuss, or ask questions about the aggregation. Two public meeting are reported as being required before the aggregation can begin.
The next regular council session will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00p due to Memorial Day holiday falling on Monday May 28.