By Victor Milani
At their Thursday night Council meeting, Macedonia Council members returned Councilor Nick Molnar once again as Council President. Jan Tulley was chosen as Council Vice President. Kevin Bilkie was named Finance Chairman, and newcomer Jessica Brandt was elected as the Council Representative to the Parks and Recreation Board.
Mayor Joe Migliorini presented a proclamation to Joslyn Manufacturing as Macedonia’s oldest, continuous business. Joslyn has been in business for 70 years in Macedonia beginning in 1946. The firm started with a 5,000 square feet facility and currently operates out a 105,000 square foot operation that employs 40 people. Brian and Brett Joslyn, third-generation owners, accepted the proclamation for their proud company. Mayor Migliorini also announced that a grant received from NOPEC will fund the lighting and improvements at the baseball field this year. New restrooms will also be built in the Veterans Park as well..
Macedonia Recreation Center has received more than $27,000 in new memberships, as well as making improvements in all restroom facilities in the Recreation Center. The new monthly memberships, free classes with memberships, and five day free trials have been well received according to Director Angela Manley.
Finance Director Rhonda Hall announced the 2017 finance books have been closed with an ending balance in the general fund of $1,552,649. This figure is a $239,808 decline from the beginning balance of $1,792,457.
Fire Chief Tim Black announced that there was a total 3,625 call for service in 2017. Macedonia had 1701, Sagamore Hills-1224 and Northfield Center -609. That total includes 3,083calls for EMS and 542 for fire and CO2 calls.
Councilor Kevin Bilkie has requested all department heads give an itemized report on the manner they plan to spend the new levy money. Council President Nick Molnar has asked the engineer to provide more detail in which the roads will be redone and paved.