by JP Miklovic
North Baltimore Village Council met last night with a Regular Session, then followed with an Executive Session that yielded much, as council returned to Regular Session to accept a resignation, then start looking for a replacement, and authorizing an attempt to repurchase property.
According to Mayor Mike Julien, “there were three items that Council took action upon following the executive session:
1. Authorize the Appointed Legal Counsel to enter into negotiations to purchase the parking lot property formerly acquired by the owners of the Whistle Stop restaurant.
2. Accept with regrets the resignation of Ms. Donna Dettling as Village Administrator who will continue to serve until mid-November of 2015.
3. Authorize the Village Administrator to advertise for her replacement as soon as possible.
Dettling was hired last July to replace Kathy Healy.
The parking lot is across the street from the closed (and for sale) Whistle Stop Inn. The restaurant closed around January of 2014. It was originally sold by the village to the owners of the eatery for $15,000, with the promises of development of parking and green space.