Carey prepares for summer activities

CAREY The village of Carey is ready for summer.

At Wednesday’s rescheduled council meeting, plans for the summer were announced.

Lifesaving lessons are set to begin this week for more than a dozen future life guards, who will begin their watch Friday when the pool opens for normal summer hours.

Mayor Steven Smalley said the lessons will net $2,900 for the village through enrollment fees and the proceeds will roll into the parks fund.

The village also will begin observing its summer council schedule, which means from June through September the council will convene only on the third Monday of the month.

Village offices will be closed for Memorial Day and recycling pick up for the week will shift to Tuesday through Thursday.

A couple of recent awards were also recognized during the meeting. Carey Fire Department Chief Chad Snyder recently was awarded the First Responder Recipient from the American Red Cross. Corbin Blair, son of councilman Mike Blair, earned a $2,000 scholarship from AMP.