Lisbon council looking for new zoning inspector

LISBON – Village Council is looking for a new zoning/building inspector following the resignation of John Yenges at this week’s council meeting.

Yenges was hired for the part-time position in May 2012 but continued to work his regular job as a project manager for a construction company. In his resignation letter, Yenges said his job is requiring he travel out of town more frequently, so much so that he no longer has the time needed to properly serve as zoning/building inspector.

Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner told council they would have to seek new applications for the position because under village policy applications are only good for six months.

In other news, Tom Darcy attended his first meeting as the newest council member, having been sworn in prior to the meeting by Mayor Dan Bing. Darcy was previously appointed to replace Willis Coleman, who resigned in April because of health problems.

Council also:

– Hired Carly Blair and Dylan Schaefer as lifeguards at the community pool, bringing to five the number of lifeguards hired so far for the summer. At the suggestion of Councilwoman Mary Ann Gray, the resolution also granted the pool manager the authority to hire another five lifeguards without prior council approval since they are not scheduled to meet again until mid June.

– Discussed if any progress had been made in getting the Ohio Department of Transportation to synchronize the three new traffic lights on Lincoln Way. Mayor Bing believed the situation had improved, but this was disputed by resident Paul Preston, who said the traffic problems continues because the lights remain out of sync.

Richard Henthorne, who lives on Lincoln Way, said something needs to be done to better manage traffic flow. “If it wasn’t for the courtesy of other drivers, I would never be able to get out of my driveway,” he said.

Bing said he would look into the problem.

– Mayor’s Clerk Alisa Gostey reported the problem with the yard on Thomas Road has been referred to the police department for action. The home recently received a new roof, but the old roof shingles and other materials are still in the yard, and the owner has made no attempt to clean it up.

– Approved on third and final reading new fee schedule for cemetery lots and burials at the village cemetery.

Council’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. June 18.