GOOD HOPE — The village board is sporting some new faces these days.
The village on Monday swore in several new board members, and said goodbye to others.
Newly appointed trustees include new members Jane Royer and Faith Campbell. Both will serve four-year terms which will be up for election in 2021.
Departing are trustees John Taft, who has served in various capacities for the village since 2005, and Deana Bradford, who began in 2013.
The remaining trustees consented to the new trustee appointments due to the lack of a quorum at the recommendation of Village Attorney Diane Diestler.
Also departing is Clerk Sharon Arnold, who served two four-year terms beginning in 2009. Elected to the clerk position is DalBello, who just completed a position as interim trustee, which she had held since August last year.
Connor presented each of the departing members with a plaque thanking them for their years of service and expressed appreciation for their dedication and time they put in.
John Connor was elected as president, a role he assumed on an interim basis when former President Todd Louden departed last year.
The village is still short one trustee, Diestler said, due to timing of the April 4 passage of a resolution that decreased the number of trustees from six to two. She explained that the village would need to find two additional trustee candidates willing to serve two-year terms at the 2019 election, when two trustee slots with four-year terms will also be up for election.
Trustees Dave Farquhar's and Robin Riebling's terms expire in 2019. Royer's and Campbell's terms will expire in 2021.
The board will continue its regular meeting schedule on the second Monday each month at 7 p.m. However, committee and special meetings will be scheduled on an as-needed basis. Committee assignments will be determined at the next meeting.
The board also approved actions related to Sodbuster Days, including the purchase of up to three truckloads of mulch at $35 a cubic yard, mowing and necessary electrical work to ensure the system can handle the electrical load for the event.
Before he departed as trustee, Taft said the Sodbusters committee is still short about $700 for the expression swing, which they had hoped to purchase in time for the event.
The village's clean-up day has been scheduled for May 26.
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Good Hope Village Board swears in at Monday meeting
May 11, 2017 at 12:04 AM