WEST LAFAYETTE -- Following the resignation of the former fiscal officer Lisa Stiteler, village council has approved the hiring of Kim Meek-Obed as the interim fiscal officer, effective April 30.

While Meek-Obed has recently been hired, she is no stranger to the village of West Lafayette. She previously worked for the village during the former fiscal officer's brief medical leave two years ago. Meek-Obed also has prior experience as she had previously worked for the Village of Newcomerstown as the fiscal officer.

The interim position will consist of an approved 20 hour work week. Council later entered into a brief executive session to discuss personnel and wages.

Council approved a retro pay for Meek-Obed effective to the April 30 date of hire and a $22 hourly wage.

Other business discussed during the April 28 and May 12 regular sessions included:

• Council members Ron Lusk and Tim Cheney were appointed as members of the park board committee.

• New village flags have been designed and are planned to be displayed on Main Street.

• The regular village council session scheduled for May 26 has been moved to May 19 at 7 p.m. due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

• Mayor Jack Patterson is requesting the assistance of all village residents to pass the word along that all grass trimmings should not be swept into the street. The clippings will create adverse outcome to the village sewage system, causing clogging and backflow. Avoid putting grass clippings into the streets. Mayor Patterson is also asking village residents to please keep their yards mowed, trimmed, kept neat. Several village properties are noted as not being maintained. The issuing of warnings was discussed and are being planned to be delivered. The warnings will then be proceeded by further action being taken by the village for those residents that chose to be non-compliant with their lawn maintenance.