By Jim Nowlan
TOULON – Toulon water superintendent Josh Colgan has resigned to take a job in Wyoming according to Mayor Larry Hollis, who announced the news during the Toulon City Council’s regular monthly meeting on Oct. 10.
A search will be conducted for his replacement, and streets superintendent Rob Kamerer will handle water duties in the interim.
The Council declared Halloween trick or treating hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. “Trunk or treating” will be held during these hours in front of the courthouse and at the Methodist and Congregational churches. Children and their parents may stop by to view the decorated trunks and receive a treat.
Businesses will also be handing out candy treats.
The Council unanimously approved donations in response to requests from the following groups: Brittainy Day Benefit, $750; Stark County JFL, $500; Toulon Civic Association, $250.
There will be a benefit for Brittainy Day, daughter of Toulon police chief Gary Bent on Nov. 17 from 4 p.m. until midnight at Orwig Auction Center. Brittainy is suffering from a very serious illness and insurance will not cover her medical costs.
Bob’s Concrete of rural Toulon was awarded the job for sidewalk repairs with a low bid of $13,800.
Council approved the mayor’s request to purchase new cell phones for staff to replace their flip phones, which will become obsolete at the end of the year.
The mayor also announced that new signs naming the City Park Pavilion in honor of Mike Richardson are being paid for by Jim and Connie Tuttle of rural Toulon.