By DAVID GREEN
A pervasive odor in City Hall is not letting up and city supervisor Barney Vanderpool has explored every avenue he can think of.
“We’ve got to do something,” he said.
Councilor Rebecca Berger made a motion to hire Wonder Makers Environmental at a cost of $2,650 to collect samples and report back on what might be causing the continuing problem.
Berger said it was in the best interest of city employees and their health, and council agreed with a unanimous vote.
“If they find the source, maybe we can fix it,” Vanderpool said.
Wonder Makers, based in Kalamazoo, specializes in indoor environmental problems.
PARK—The Town and Country Festival committee is asking council for a public address system for use at Wakefield Park and for some electrical upgrades.
Costs will be determined for council to consider the projects.
INDUSTRY—City administrator Renée Schroeder and mayor Keith Pennington were scheduled to visit the vacant Palm Plastics building and General Broach with representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
SALT—Vanderpool told council that he didn’t buy any road salt for this season and is still using the supply from last year.
LIBRARY—Library director Colleen Leddy informed council that the library will receive 80 percent of penal fines designated for Medina Township rather than the current 60 percent. This is due to the new contract signed with Medina Township following the formation of the Hudson Carnegie District Library. The Hudson district now follows school district boundaries.
APPOINTMENTS—Council re-appointed members of the Zoning Board of Appeals: Don Merillat, Greg Braun, Al Acuña, Art Erbskorn and Ernie Schultz, with Russ Sutherland named as an alternative. Members of the construction board of appeals were also appointed to an additional term: Don Merillat, Chris Merillat, Chris McCowan, Larry Borton and Tom Barnes.