Spring Valley/Elmwood Boy Scout Troop 145 requested long-term use of 14 acres of village-owned property on Overlook Road at the July Spring Valley Village Board meeting. Senior Leader Lance McMurrin presented a plan that included Scout and leader campsites, activity fields, a conservation area and a survival practice area.
The July Elmwood Village Board meeting opened with resident Matt Marose speaking up about speeders in front of his house. He noted that Police Chief Michael Schaffer has patrolled the area near Highway 72 and Race Avenue by the nursing home, but hasn’t ticketed any speeding cars or motorcycles. “My complaint is that if he can take the time to ticket someone’s lawn, he can stop speeders heading eastbound out of town,” Marose said.
Elmwood police officer Michael Schaffer was appointed the Elmwood police chief at the June village board meeting. Clerk Amy Wayne said the decision to change Schaffer’s title to chief from officer in charge was a natural progression, especially since other members of the department look to a chief for direction. She said this would make his job as the person in charge easier. Schaffer has been with Elmwood police since Dec. 8, 2014.
On Tuesday, May 5 a group of residents representing a new organization called “Seniors Staying Put” introduced themselves and their mission to the Spring Valley Village Board at its monthly meeting. The group will have an official kick-off at the Community Center on Sunday, Sept. 20.
ELMWOOD -- Trustee Brian Buck resigned from the Elmwood Village Board at its April 6 meeting, with the resignation effective immediately. Village clerk Amy Wayne said Buck resigned due to the fact that he and his family moved to Baldwin. The village is looking to appoint someone to replace Buck, who was re-elected to a two-year term in the April election. Anyone interested in being considered for the appointment is encouraged to contact Wayne at Elmwood Village Hall, 715-639-3792.
SPRING VALLEY -- The Wednesday, April 1, Spring Valley Village Board meeting began with candidate interviews for the position of village administrator. The interviews took place during closed session, but upon reopening for business, the board voted to offer the position to Luann Kirby.
ELMWOOD—Preparations for the new wastewater treatment plant were made by the Elmwood Village Board early last week. Trustees Neil Boltik and Mike Sand were absent. Three actions were approved in anticipation of the plant.