Green Springs revisits past topics

GREEN SPRINGS – In the lead up to the Dec. 4 meeting, which will decide the fate of having a Dollar General in Green Springs, village council members focused on moving forward on matters previously considered.

Mayor Jesse Darr announced that, due to various contributions, the village is halfway to its goal of $23,950 for the electronic sign on the corner of Broadway and Adams streets. The village still is seeking ways to raise funds for the project.

Council members also discussed absorbing the cemetery sexton position and its duties into the village’s current workforce. Green Springs had been taking applications for the position and is looking to make a decision on it at the Dec. 3 meeting.

In new matters, the village is looking to replace its current backhoe sometime in the next year. The new backhoe would help with upkeep of parks and other areas, as well as the proposed leveling of the baseball diamond.

In other matters, council:

Accepted the resignation of part-time police officer Andrew Shelton, who accepted employment with a police department in Michigan.

Announced the Women’s Auxiliary is to organize the tree lighting festivities, which are set for Dec. 1.