West Liberty Council approves new health insurance plan for village employees


The West Liberty Council met last night.

The members approved an ordinance clarifying the hours of work of surveillance employees for the village. Village employees can also look forward to a new health insurance plan through Stolly Insurance of Bellefontaine starting May 1, 2022, saving more than $75,000 a year.

The security committee reported that there were several security problems in the village. The intersection of Baird Street and Tupper Street presents a visibility problem. The crosswalk at State Route 68 and Baird Street needs to be updated and highlighted. Officials say commercial trucks are facing challenges near Heritage Cooperative. These concerns are being reviewed. The board is looking for solutions.

The parks and recreation committee has reported that the grand opening of a shelter in Ricketts Park is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Crews place new memorial stones in Purple Heart Park. Officials say parking signage will be in place soon.

Mayor McKelvey announced that the village had Tree City USA status.

The West Liberty Business Association (WLBA) will host its annual dinner on April 19, 2022 at 6 p.m. The WLBA will also host its annual Summer Fest on June 25-26, 2022, featuring a car show and plenty of street vendors.

Concluding the meeting, Mayor McKelvey thanked council members and Lions Club members for their willingness to help him shell out the “Guide to Being a Good Neighbor” this Saturday, April 2, 2022. The guide contains information on village ordinances, contact names, phone numbers. , and other valuable information for West Liberty residents. The group will distribute door-to-door guides from 9 a.m. to noon.

For an audio recap of the meeting, click the play button:

The West Liberty Council will meet again at 7 p.m. on April 11, 2022.


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