Trustees Plan to Celebrate Independence
4/13/22 Trustee Meeting

by Ken Signorello

April 13, 2022

The Trustees are planning a celebration of Village Independence. They agreed to ask Our Village Our Voices (OVOV) for a proposal with a budget not to exceed $40,000. The tentative date would be July 1st, the day the Separation Charter is scheduled to take effect. 

 

Among the ideas floated were $14,000 for fireworks and a $35,000 Village People concert. Interim Village Co-Manager Brad Luck suggested that federal ARPA funds might be used rather than Economic Development funds for this once-in-a-lifetime, once-in-one-hundred-year opportunity.

The Separation bill H.491 hasn’t yet landed on the Governor's desk. Once it arrives, he has 5 days to sign it.

 

The Trustees plan to include a salary range of $105K to $130K in their advertisement for a new Village Manager. 

 

Interim Co-Manager Brad Luck announced the hire of a New Communications Director, Ashley Snellenberger.

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Photo Credit: DocChewbacca

She will be moving from Arkansas and will start employment with the Village on May 2nd. Her background is communications for school districts.

 

Trustee Meeting will be moved to 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the new fiscal year, to avoid potential conflicts with school board meetings. 

 

Like the Selectboard, the Trustees decided to advertise all vacant and expiring committee positions going forward.