GLENWOOD | The village has a new treasurer, as Keith Reichard was sworn in on Tuesday to replace former Treasurer Toleda Hart, who resigned last month.
The Village Board approved Village President Kerry Durkin's appointment by a 5-0 vote. Durkin said Hart left to take a position with the Girl Scouts of America Chicago district.
Durkin cited Reichard's background in explaining his qualifications for the job.
"I'm getting an accountant and I'm getting somebody who has, one, audit experience and grant experience," Durkin said. "He's a very valuable tool, an asset."
Reichard, 63, has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and worked 30 years with the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general's office.
"When I retired (in 2007) I was a consultant for a CPA firm in Cincinnati," Reichard said. "We did grant audit work for the Department of Homeland Security National Science Foundation."
An Air Force veteran, Reichard has lived in Glenwood for about 25 years.
Reichard has been involved with the village by serving on various ad hoc committees, including those involving the village-owned golf course and the Public Works Department.
The village treasurer receives an annual salary of $3,000, Village Administrator Donna Gayden said.
In other village news:
Police Chief Demitrous Cook said the village is down one police officer following the resignation of Officer Kristina Nutting, whose last day was Jan. 2.
He said Nutting, who joined the Glenwood force in September 2012, left to take a similar position in Bedford Park.
Cook said the village is trying to recoup the money it spent on training Nutting.
Durkin reminded residents that senior citizens can contact the village to get put on a list to have the end of their driveways cleared after snowfalls.