Waldron revises police contract with Don Thompson 10.31

Written by David Green.

Waldron village council members met in a special meeting Monday night to approve a change in the contract for code enforcer Don Thompson.

The six-month trial contract, retroactive to Oct. 1, calls for Thompson to focus his efforts on the enforcement of village code, but also to serve as a police officer when he is on call.

Thompson will use his own vehicle in Waldron, will carry a firearm owned by the village and will have wear a Waldron Police patch on his uniform.

The change in the contract came at the request of Hillsdale County undersheriff Jeremiah Hodshire. Thompson will serve as Hillsdale County deputy. He also serves as a full-time officer in Morenci.

Thompson will be paid $15 an hour, with a minimum of three-hours for each visit.

At the Oct. 9 regular meeting, council members voted unanimously to appoint trustee Rick Bays as street administrator and to pay him $400 annually. In the past, street administrator fell under the duties of the village clerk.

Council members also unanimously voted to retain Charles Meade as village assessor and to increase his pay to $500 annually.

Former village president Harold Douglas appointed as president pro tempore to serve when the new president, Richard Buck, is absent.

  • Cecil
    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
  • Front.rest
    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
  • Front.batter
    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
  • Front.green Screen
    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
  • Front.snake
    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.rock Study
    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017