Waldron news roundup
• Waldron village council voted June 12 to stop paying for extra police coverage from the Hillsdale County Sheriff Department and instead hire a code enforcement officer.
The Sheriff’s Department will still provide routine coverage, but hours spent specifically in Waldron will cease.
Michael Birdsall was the only councilor who voted against terminating extra coverage, but he joined others in unanimously approving a motion to advertise for a local officer to enforce village laws only.
The code enforcement officer would first be deputized by the Sheriff’s Department. Hours, pay and duties have not yet been determined.
• Two out of four Waldron village positions will have contested races in the annual election, now scheduled in September.
John Tanner and Richard Buck are running for mayor of the village. Incumbent Harold Douglas is not seeking reëlection to that position.
Douglas is seeking a position as a village trustee, one of six candidates seeking six posts. Incumbents Jeff Bernath, Brad Frey, Roy Hall and Rick Bays are seeking reëlection. The other candidate is Shawn Barnhart.
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