Edison Street Commissioner Reeder set to retire


By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel



Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison's new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.


Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison's new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.


Edison Street Commissioner, Jerry Reeder announced his retirement at the Monday Edison Council meeting. He will be leaving the position in January after 19 years serving Edison.

Mayor Sandy Ackerman recalled the date was 1998 that she and Reeder began working for the village. Reeder said he came to the village as Street Commissioner after working in the utilities business for GTE in four states.

Reeder commented that he’s seen many changes in the village over the past 19 years. He is especially proud of the clean-up of the Quonset huts and abandoned buildings that have been turned into a park area for the village. He often sees children playing there as well as residents walking their dogs and enjoying the open space.

Reeder said that maintenance worker, Rod Clinger will be taking over the day-to-day maintenance for the village. Reeder is glad to have Clinger taking over much of the work he does. He noted that Clinger has four years’ experience with the street department as well as serving as a township trustee and county commissioner. He is also frugal, which is good for the village.

The street department is finishing the summer work of painting the municipal building, memorial bell and flag pole. Council Member, Patti Feustal asked if it would be possible for the street crew to trim trees on several street corners where trees and bushes were obstructing the view at a corner. She identified corners on Second and State Streets that need to have trees trimmed.

Reeder said they can do the trimming, but the mayor will need to send a letter to property owners first. Several property owners will also get letters regarding clean-up of their property.

The council approved a purchase order for $150 for the purchase of sign posts for both ends of State Street and additional signs as needed.

Ackerman said that the Board of Public Affairs (BPA) will also have an opening when Reeder retires since he serves on that board. Reeder commented that the BPA is financially sound and prepared for emergencies. The present lagoon method the village uses for the sewer system is the lowest cost one available.

Edison resident, Jerry Keys was present and asked about annexation plans for the village. The council discussed the need to form a list of people interested in annexation. Keys said there are several properties in the village that have part of their property in Edison and part in the township or in Mount Gilead village.

Council approved the motion to have Fiscal Officer have OPERS and Unemployment paid by Electronic Fund Transfer (ETF.) Payment of bills was approved for Sept. for $9,927.07 and for Oct. of $5,668.67.

The next meeting of the Edison Council will be Mon. Nov. 14th at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison’s new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council
added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/10/web1_DSCN0391.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison’s new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council
added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison’s new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council
added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/10/web1_DSCN0392.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Edison’s new park area is well used by walkers and children. Council
added a bench and picnic table as well as a basketball hoop on a stand.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel

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