Green Springs sets summer plans

GREEN SPRINGS – Summer festivities were discussed at the Green Springs Village Council meeting Monday night.

Duane Shock said improvements have been made in the village thanks to the Lance Corporal Jeremy Shock Foundation. The village agreed to order parts for the flag pole with the understanding that the foundation would provide reimbursement. The Memorial Day parade will be at 3 p.m. on the holiday. Mayor Adam Greenslade said dedication for Lance Corporal Jeremy Shock Memorial Highway will be May 23 so elementary students can be part of the ceremony.

Greenslade negotiated with Melrose Pyrotechnics for the village’s Independence Day celebration. The company reduced the rescheduling fee to 25 percent if the event must be rescheduled for weather. The company also is to pay for liability insurance. Village Solicitor Rick Palau is finalizing a contract with the company for the show July 5.

Greenslade also said he did some research regarding the cost of the men’s softball league. The league is to use about $120 worth of electricity and will do most of the field preparation work. Council members agreed the league should pay $800 to use the field this season.

Village Administrator John Miller said sewer lines in the village had not been cleaned for several years. Councilman Dan Shafter suggested having all lines cleaned since it had been neglected. A motion was approved for the project at a cost not to exceed $7,000.

Council heard the first reading of Ordinance No. 14-10, which is to terminate the mayor’s court for the village.

Council is to meet at 7 p.m. May 5.