At the village of Galena’s January organizational meeting, Village Council elected Dave Adams to his fourth year as council president.
Adams swore in Mayor Thomas Hopper to a new four-year term.
At 16 years, Hopper is the longest-serving mayor in Galena’s history. He served four years on council before becoming mayor.
Hopper swore in council members Grace Piper and Chris Underwood to new four-year terms.
Committee representation was determined and council affirmed Hopper’s selection of Stan Swisher to a new three-year term on the zoning and planning commission.
Employees reappointed included: Jeanna Burrell, village administrator; Marty Mazzie, fiscal officer; Michelle Dearth, assistant fiscal officer; Josh Cherubini, maintenance supervisor; Dave LaValle, zoning inspector/property maintenance official/flood-plain administrator; Sally Hopper, zoning and planning commission clerk; and Levi Koehler as maintenance employee and code compliance assistant/deputy zoning inspector.
Employees received 3 percent salary increases.
Ken Molnar was reappointed solicitor.
Professional Package Plant Services’ contract was renewed to manage the village’s wastewater treatment system.
Council passed temporary 2016 budget appropriations with revenues of $1,732,802 and a budget of $1,351.731. Council held a second reading on an ordinance increasing sewer use fees for 2016 by 3 percent which would make single residential fees $56.08 a month.
Information for this story was provided by the village of Galena.
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