By Victor Milani
Mayor Joe Migliorini advised Council that the Macedonia Rec Center locker room expansion plans are in place. The sandstone needed for the project, however, will not be available for 6-8 weeks. Mayor’s Court receipts for the month were $37,307.
Macedonia welcomed several new fireman/paramedics, police and corrections officers to the force.
Service Director John Hnottavang discussed the snow salt issue currently in Macedonia. Macedonia placed the order, however, the supplier can not meet the demand to Macedonia, as well as other cities. Temporarily, only intersections, hills, curves and main roads will be receiving a light spread of salt applications. One pass through Macedonia usually takes 25 tons of salt, and the city has 100 tons available for at least two weeks. Inclimate weather is expected again this weekend. Councilor Kevin Bilkie noted that it’s not fair to compare Northfield Village’s job of ice control to Macedonia. Bilkie stated Macedonia has roughly 12 miles of linear roads to plow, as opposed to one square mile of Northfield. Council President Nick Molnar applauded the fine job that the service department is doing! The service department will plow as usual.
Macedonia Rec Center Director Angela Manley reported that the Rec Center took in $96,000 in membership fees in January, roughly $31,000 more than last year. She attributes the increase in revenue due to the free courses that are now part of the membership fees.
Fire Chief Tim Black requests that residents keep their hydrants clear of snow, in case crews have to utilize them in fire situations. Also, he asks that house numbers be clearly visible on the houses for quick identification for safety personnel.
Watch this week’s Macedonia Council Meeting for these items and much more information!