WEST LAFAYETE -- West Lafayette's Utilities Committee will have a special meeting Monday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. to discuss the replacement of one the department's water/wastewater technicians who recently submitted his resignation.

Ty Twarog, an employee with the village since May 2008, will terminate employment with the village effective Sept. 21. The resignation was unexpected according to Village Administrator Dave Kadri.

He had earlier reported receiving a letter from Twarog stating that he had accepted a higher paying position elsewhere.

Replacement of Twarog is pending at this time.

Mayor Jack Patterson later commented that officials will be looking a several options for the replacement; one was to possibly have the previous water/wastewater technician return temporarily until another certified technician is hired, another option is for another village employee who has recently completed credentials to possibly step into the position if his certification is approved. Councilmembers Kelly Gossett, Roger Warne, Dave Rogers, Christie Maurer and Dean Wears were in favor of Twarog's resignation with councilmember Ron Lusk voting against his resignation.

Other items from the Sept. 13 regular council session included:

* Council approved a resolution to apply for $500,000 grant through the Community Block Development Grant (CBDG) to be used for the wastewater plant upgrade.

* Council approved to accept a local government grant for next year. The funding, issued by the county auditor, was noted to be about 1 percent less this year.

* First reading was given for the animal control ordinance that has been recently updated by the ordinance committee. This is regarding barking of dogs, leash laws, animals roaming at large and dog feces.

* Roof replacement on a structure owned by the village is proceeding as planned. Village labor is being utilized for the project, with the cost of roofing materials being $1,200.

Council's next meeting will be Sept. 27.