UTICA — Monday evening marked the end of an era when two members of Utica Village Council served their last meeting as council members. Utica Mayor Lester Grennell thanked Jack Raines and Clarence Conley for their years of service to the Utica community.
“It’s been a good experience,” said Conley, who has served on council 14 years and was chairman of the Finance Committee. “I’ve really enjoyed this. It was good working with everyone here,” said Raines, an eight-year member of council who chaired the Street Committee. The duo was honored with a reception and refreshments prior to Monday night’s regular council meeting.
Seven business items appeared on the December agenda with all receiving unanimous approval from council. Ordinances were passed establishing pay rates for village employees; changing water rates, and operation, maintenance and replacement charges; amending the village general account listing to eliminate the police fund as a separate account; amending a codified ordinance to allow the village to trim or remove trees in the right of way if deemed necessary; and temporary expense budget and temporary revenue budget for 2014; and a resolution authorizing the village administrator to enter into the Ohio Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network mutual aid agreement.
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