Botkins council gears up for 2017

Mayor give state of village

By Alexandra Newman -

BOTKINS — The Botkins Village Council reorganized for the year at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

To be considered for the open village administrator position, Council Member Nick Greve recently stepped down from his position on council. He was not selected for the job, and was reappointed and sworn in to council at the meeting Tuesday night.

In addition to appointments of committee members, and electing Greve council president again, also at the meeting, Mayor Steve Woodruff gave a State of the Village Address. He spoke about the good work the village staff did at getting the sub division put together in 2016.

“The village as a whole, I think we’re in a little better financial shape than maybe some people thought we should have been or where we were going to be with the amount of income tax we’ve been able to bring in,” Woodruff said. “Local businesses, looks like employment is up. So I would say the state of this village is very well.”

They also discussed at the meeting that the purchase of the Hageman property, north of the new subdivision, should be final this week.

Outgoing Botkins Administrator Ryan Piche thanked the village for letting him serve. He said the new administrator, Randy Purdy, will start work on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Piche will train him on the workings of the job for a few weeks.

Mayor give state of village

By Alexandra Newman

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825.

Reach this writer at 937-538-4825.

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