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Village Council Meets last Tuesday

by Sue Miklovic

The Village Council held their monthly Committee of the Whole meeting last Tuesday at Council Chambers, with all members present except Leslee Thompson.

The Council rehashed previous issues they have been discussing and clarifying, seeking solutions that are appropriate, timely,  and responsible. These included:

* fixing a couple of broken drainage tile situations
* explaining storm water run-off charges to residents
* purchasing needed heavy equipment pieces
* preparing to begin a second water tower construction project
* improving the EMS billing rates via Great Lakes Billing in 2018

After some discussion of the above, those present took a short trip to the EMS bays where a demonstration of the new Lucas device, an automatic chest compression machine, was presented using practice dummies, by EMS member Troy Bateson.  The unit allows the EMS personnel to multi-task while in route to their destination, as it pumps the chest of the patient automatically.

Troy Bateson, explains how the Lucas device is helpful to an EMT. (Click on photos to ENLARGE)

EMS Chief Phil Walter also gave a demonstration of a device that assists with intubation of patients with breathing difficulties. The King Vision laryngoscope uses a small camera to quickly guide the tube down the airway, reducing the likelihood of damage.

Chief Walter demos the laryngoscope

After everyone returned to the Council Chambers, another demonstration was presented. Fire Chief Ted Francisco passed around a Thermal Imaging unit for the Council members to try out.

Council member Art Patterson holds the thermal imaging unit in his hands as Chief Francisco explains how it works.

Mayor Janet Goldner and Village Administrator Allyson Murray reminded everyone about the Halloween Parade on October 28, which will begin at the Village Park due to construction on Main Street. As previously announced, Trick or Treat is on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Village residents may now pick up their 10 FREE clear leaf bags at the Village office. Additional bags are available for purchase. You may also use your own bags, as long as they are CLEAR.

The trucks are already making rounds in the village to pick up leaf bags. Doug Wickard, Village Street Superintendent said, “They are picking them up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.”

 

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