Dieterich Village Board Fills Vacancy


Published on May 18 2017 5:51 pm
Last Updated on May 18 2017 5:51 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Former Dieterich Village Board trustee Michael Merry is back on the board.

 After a vacancy remained after this year's vote since not enough people ran to fill the available seats, village officials approached Merry and he said he would serve. Michael French and Jeffrey White, who ran for trustee in April, were sworn in to trustee terms and Brad Hardiek was sworn in to another term as Village President. The Board also recognized outgoing trustee Jo Ann Donaldson, who did not seek re-election.

The Dieterich board voted to replace a rock parking area in front of the Liberty Memorial Park pavilion with concrete and decided to combine the project with a sidewalk project along Waldhoff Avenue. The Board also discussed whether to keep the village park pond, but no decision was reached. 

Trustees voted to add a drip stop to the original portion of the maintenance building and voted to have new windows installed in the maintenance building, voted to take bids on seeding the North Pointe Subdivision ditch, and agreed to enlarge the curb cut and add storm sewer for a lot in the Industrial Park that will be the home for Dieterich Elite Fitness.

The Board discussed the June 3 village cleanup day and decided that since it is limited to village residents, residents can present their water bill to be allowed to utilize the dumpsters. It was also decided to retain existing village staff members including Village Clerk and Economic Development Director Brittny Gipson and Village Treasurer Sarah French. Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning were reappointed, and it was decided to participate in the mosquito larvaciding program offered by the Effingham County Health Department.

Dieterich board members hired Moran Economic Development for $19,950 to update the village's comprehensive land use plan, approved village committee appointments for another term, hired Matt Faught for village cemetery summer mowing, and voted to make a donation to the Dieterich Education Foundation golf outing.