EATON — Following Eaton City Councilman Craig Moormeier’s resignation last month, David Kirsch was sworn in to fill the vacancy during a meeting on Monday, May 20.
“I just want to welcome him back after 16 years on council, with two of them as Mayor I believe. It is going to be a familiar face and an easy transition for David,” Mayor Gary Wagner said.
Council also approved a resolution honoring former Councilman Moormeier.
It states, “Whereas, Craig Moormeier faithfully served the City of Eaton on the Eaton Parks and Recreation Board for many years prior to being appointed to the Eaton City Council, beginning on July 19, 2010, replacing Councilman Ben Maffett; and whereas Councilman Moormeier went on to be elected in the 2011 and 2015 General Elections, with his current term ending Dec. 2, 2019;
“Whereas, Craig again served on the Parks Board as well as Vice Mayor for many years during his tenure, devoting thoughtful deliberation to each matter which came before him and giving his time and energy for the betterment of his community;
“Whereas, due to his work responsibilities, Councilman Moormeier decided to resign his seat on Eaton City Council. Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Council of the City of Eaton, Ohio, that Council extends sincere appreciation to Craig Moormeier for a job well done.
“You brought with you an ethic of service not easily duplicated, you leave a legacy which will long be remembered and have set a strong foundation that will serve Eaton well into the future. Council further extends best wishes to Craig Moormeier in all his future endeavors.”
In other business:
•Council approved amending a previous ordinance for annual appropriation for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019.
•Council approved a resolution declaring the necessity of an election. The resolution declares the “necessity of an election on the question of approving the enactment of an ordinance to amend section one of ordinance 96-14 of the city to provide for the continuation of an existing one half of one percent levy on earnings and income subject to the municipal income tax for the purpose of providing revenues for the operation of the Department of Public Safety, for the period Jan. 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2022.
•Council approved a resolution authorizing city manager to enter into an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police/The Ohio Labor Council, Inc.
The City of Eaton will hold its next council meeting on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
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