Council recognizes one of its own
Peninsula Village Council
By Kim Gravis
Peninsula Village Council met July 9 and recognized Robert “Bob” Bishop, who died July 2, for his many years of dedicated service to the community.
Bishop served as clerk-treasurer for 28 years and was a member of the Planning Commission for a number of years. Bishop also was recognized as a “citizen” of the village for his years of dedication.
A memorial service took place for Bishop July 7 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
In other business, Council:
approved the tax budget, submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Pamela Burda. This included a letter regarding Council’s availability of the inside .5 millage. The budget commission will return to the village and notify Council if the funds are available. Council is in discussions with the Boston Township Board of Trustees and the Union Cemetery Association Board to increase its funding to the latter, which maintains Cedar Grove and Boston cemeteries. The cemeteries are in need of equipment replacement, general maintenance of headstones and mowing;
agreed to suspend brush removal for the time being. The brakes on the dump truck used for removal are in need of repair, and the budget does not have the needed funding;
agreed to return sandstone to Councilman Robert Hunker. The sandstone was removed and replaced with Americans With Disabilities Act compliant curbing, and Street Commissioner Roger Robinson was asked to return the stone to Hunker;
approved a contract for health insurance for the employees of the village with American Community Insurance; no changes were made in the contract, and prices remain the same as last year; and
announced a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Peninsula Police Department will take place July 21. For details, call the village office at (330) 657-2714. The next regular Peninsula Village Council meeting will be Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the village town hall, located at the corner of state Route 303 and Akron-Peninsula Road.