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Council eyes uses for old Sky Bank


November 22, 2012
Morning Journal News

Village Council Wednesday night reclaimed the old Sky Bank building, possibly for new offices.

Council accepted the Main Street building back as a gift from the Leetonia Area Community Foundation. It had previously been home to the Point Man's LZ Refuge before the organization moved to a new location.

According to Village Administrator Gary Phillips, the building will require approximately $3,000 to fix two roof leaks and related damage to the interior walls. He said the building has averaged $250 per month in utilities. Other than the roof leaks and corresponding wall damage, the building is in good shape structurally, he added.

Council discussed the possibility of using it for storage or moving offices such as those for the village administrator and water and zoning departments to the building, thus creating more space for the police department.

In other business, Phillips reported that brush pick up has ended and that leaf pick up with the Vac Machine will end on Nov. 30. Bagged leaves will still be collected for as long as the weather permits.

Fiscal Officer Randy Chismar reported that the village's health insurance renewal showed an increase of just over 23 percent from last. He said he will be seeking other quotes as soon as all employees have filled out their applications for next year.

Christmas Lightup will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in Wick Park and feature sleigh rides, photos with Santa, refreshments and the tree lighting.

Christmas Remembrance of Loved Ones is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Oakdale Cemetery Chapel, with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Village Hall, proceeded by a Zoning Committee meeting at 6 p.m to discuss a proposed rental property registration ordinance.

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