Dillonvale rec position gets debated

DILLONVALE – A recommendation concerning the position of a village recreation director is expected at Village Council’s November meeting.

It will be one of the personnel changes occurring in recent months.

At this month’s meeting, it was decided Councilwoman Mary Ulczynski will interview the two candidates for the recreation post.

Ulczynski is one of two new council members selected to fill vacancies. Named earlier as a council member at a special meeting was Anthony Allan.

A resolution was approved under suspension of rules to thank Mark R. Heskett “for his dedicated service to the village.” He had resigned from council for personal reasons.

Also in regard to personnel, council adopted an ordinance pertaining to the employment of a part-time cleaning person on a six-month probationary period. Mildred Armbruster was employed for this post.

In other matters, village officials are encouraging residents to vote for the 2-mill renewal levy for current expenses in the village on Tuesday’s ballot.

A water department official was asked to call and obtain scrap prices for old meter lids that are stockpiled at the water plant.

It was decided a police committee will be formed and will include council members Allan and Trisha Painter, Mayor Michele Dulesky and a resident who will be asked to sit on the committee.

Council went into executive session to discuss police personnel employment and also included Clerk-Treasurer Danene Hutkay in the session. After that session, no action was taken on personnel.

Dulesky said Highland Cemetery is out of funds. The cemetery serves the Dillonvale, Mount Pleasant and Mount Pleasant Township areas. She said Mount Pleasant Township had given an additional $1,000 for operating costs at the cemetery, and the cemetery board had asked if Dillonvale Council would assist with an additional $1,000 for operating costs this year. Council agreed to provide that amount.

It was pointed out that the cemetery is expected to receive gas and oil money next year.

Flag prices also were discussed, and the street department reported at least 10 flags are needed this winter and 10 more next spring.

Residents are complaining that people are parking and blocking Taylor Alley. The clerk-treasurer is ordering “no parking” signs, which will be erected by the street department, it was noted.

Officials also said the “no parking” sign on Fifth Street Extension had been knocked over and was removed sometime ago. The clerk-treasurer will have the street department install a new sign.

The building committee reported mold is forming in the television room, recreation director’s room and the kitchen at the municipal building. Officials noted the new employee will be able to maintain and keep those areas clean.

Painter said the village’s new insurance company is asking the village to take proactive steps to risk management and is receptive to working together to discuss current procedures and to recognize potential concerns. Company representatives want to meet with village officials sometime before Thanksgiving. Council agreed to a meeting.

Reporting on Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission activities, Dulesky reported a house has been torn down in the village. Also mentioned was the possibility of funds for next year for a portion of Coss Street where it seems to be slipping.

For the beautification committee, Councilwoman Carla Heskett submitted a small list to the clerk of courts.

Council’s Nov. 11 meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the municipal building.