Leetonia council eyes conferencing system

LEETONIA – Village Council is considering a new conferencing system that will not only improve its online meeting capabilities but provide the ability to participate in online employee training.

Mayor Kevin Siembida provided council with an estimate of just under $2,000 for the new video conferencing system. He said it will provide better communication for online meetings plus the ability to participate in online training.

“It’s more than just the Covid-19 aspect,” he said.

Council, which has been using the GoToMeeting program for those who cannot attend live meetings, did not take any action on the issue.

In other business, Siembida reported two to three more bags of rubberized mulch need to be installed at the new playground at Wick Park before it is opened to the public. Council had previously approved the purchase of the new bacteria resistant plastic playground equipment to replace the wooden pirate ship at Wick Park using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money alloted to the village.

Siembida also reported the dedicated bricks purchased as part of the downtown revitalization project have arrived and will be installed in the pocket park when weather permits.

The police department is accepting applications for a part-time/fill-in dispatcher. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Applications can be obtained at the police department, 300 E. Main St. No emails will be accepted; there is no online application. For information contact Tracy at the department from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 17 at village hall, followed by a parks/coke ovens committee meeting.


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