by Sue Miklovic
Last Tuesday, the North Baltimore Village Council met for the third time in October.
Zoey Beaupry, a junior at North Baltimore High School was introduced as the school’s Student Representative to Village Council. She gave a brief introduction of herself and jumped into action.
NB Public Library Director Holly Emahiser-Ryder spoke to council, asking for a handicap parking spot on Main Street in front of the library, or near the doors. Council approved.
Others notes from the meeting:
+ Council approved the hiring of a part-time policeman and gave the department the go ahead to advertise for more part-time officers and dispatchers.
+Council discussed rusty water on a section of Water Street, and the flushing of hydrants.
+The village recycling saga continued. The council will study the actual costs they incur for the program to operate.
+Finance Officer Melanie Lee reported a likely increase in insurance rates for next year, possibly as much as 11.4%
The group revisited the high grass/weed notifications for property owners who continue to fail to meet the requirements.
The Mayor reminded everyone the Village Halloween Parade is Saturday, October 27. It forms at the Village Park at steps off at 7:00pm. Theme of the parade is “Storybooks on Parade.”
Grand Marshall of the parade is Ms. Peg Trout, NB native, retired teacher, and author of the book “Sisters in War.” She is now living in Tennessee.
The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting is November 6, 2018, 5:30pm, at Council Chambers.