Glenwood president to host conference calls with residents

2013-09-05T00:00:00Z Glenwood president to host conference calls with residentsPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent
September 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GLENWOOD | An upcoming villagewide conference call will help keep residents better informed.

Village Administrator Donna Gayden said beginning next month, residents will be able to call a phone number to hear Village President Kerry Durkin present a topic.

"The mayor will have a particular subject that he will talk about," Gayden said. "After he has the talk, then you will be able to ask questions."

Residents will be able to stay on the line and hear questions and concerns brought up by others.

The conference call will be the second Thursday of each month, beginning Oct. 10.

Residents should check the village website,, in the coming weeks for the phone number to call and time.

In other village news:

* The village will host a credit repair seminar at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Village Hall, 1 Asselborn Way.

It will also host a homeowners assistance workshop at 11 a.m. Sept 28 at the Village Hall.

"This is for homeowners that are close to being or are in foreclosure," Gayden said.

* Randy Glover was sworn in at Tuesday's Village Board meeting as a full-time fire and building inspector, and Wayne Washington was sworn in as an electrical inspector.

Fire Chief Kevin Welsh said Glover was promoted from within the Fire Department and has served the village for 11 years.

Welsh said Washington is a certified electrician who operates a business out of Glenwood.

"The electrical inspector works part-time for the fire/building department," Welsh said.

* The Village Board for the second time postponed a decision on whether to buy a replacement fire pumper for the village.

Welsh had told the board last month the new pumper would cost almost $450,000.

Trustee Ron Gardiner said he would like to see a definite funding source secured before the purchase is approved.

Welsh had suggested paying for the pumper from money the village anticipates it will receive by leasing space on cellular towers.

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