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EP library seeks new board member

December 2, 2012
Salem News

EAST PALESTINE - The public library board is looking for another member after a bill recently passed by the state legislature expanded current membership from six to seven.

Village Mayor Margo Zuch, speaking at this week's council meeting, reported on the letter received from East Palestine Memorial Public Library Director Tamra Hess explaining the legislation expanding board membership.

The term is for four years and there is no pay, and applicants must be registered voters and live within village limits.

Anyone interested in serving on the board can drop off their application at the municipal building at 144 N. Market St., or by mail to East Palestine Municipal Building, P.O. Box 231, East Palestine, Ohio, 44413. The application deadline is Dec. 13.

The current library board members are Kevin McKinstry, Karen Mitchell, Margaret Brittain, Carolyn Wilkovich, Stephen Hill and Geraldine Guy.

In other meeting business:

- Village Manager Pete Monteleone reported the staff has begun compiling an inventory of all streets and alleys, complete with measurements, so they will have information on hand as they decide which resurfacing projects to undertake in the future.

Monteleone said they are currently working on a list of possible streets to be resurfaced in 2013. "We have some roads that haven't been done since the late '70s, early '80s," he said.

- Council member Alan Cohen expressed his gratitude to the community for supporting the two village park levies that were renewed in the Nov. 6 election. "Everyone on council appreciates that," he said.

- In his written report to council, Monteleone said he and Councilman Don Elzer met with MS Consultants to discuss what federal transportation grant the village might be eligible to seek. He said the focus is on obtaining funding for new sidewalks and streetscape improvements on Market Street.

- Monteleone reported the Moore Lane project is completed, and they sold an old street department truck to John Hamner for $1,000. The most the village could get for scrapping the truck was $600.



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