WEST LAFAYETTE — Following a brief executive session during village council’s regular session, West Lafayette council decided to terminate the contract for the village solicitor, Brett Hillyer.
The contract will be terminated with a 60-day notice. Council members said they believed the service was no longer sufficient to meet their standards. Hillyer has been contracted with the village for the past year. Hillyer was elected State Representative for the 98th District in November and said he had been planning to leave the solicitor position because the demands on his time being a State Representative.
The village is currently in the process of hiring a village administrator.
Items discussed during the April 22 regular council session included:
• Storm drains at Fairview and Kirk streets collapsing and needing repair.
• Hydrant flushing will begin on May 13.
• Two structures on Railroad Street were discussed as being in violation of the dilapidated structure ordinance. Council reported porches, roofs both collapsing.
• Council approved resolution 2019-14 concerning millage for renewal of the tax levy. This was the first reading with the emergency clause.
• First reading was given for ordinance 2019-16 concerning establishment of a village employee handbook.
• First reading was given for ordinance 2019-17 concerning the 2019 pay and benefit schedule.
The next regular council session is scheduled for May 13.