Edison Council changes business hours/reviews PD priorities
By Alberta Stojkovic –
At the Edison Council meeting on March 26, Edison Village Fiscal Officer, Roseanne Denty requested the change in business office hours to be effective Monday, April 2, 2012. She requested to work a four day work week instead of five days as she is presently working. Denty said that she will still be working 25 hours per week. The council unanimously agreed to accept the change in hours.
The new business hours at the Edison Village Building for Roseanne Denty effective Monday, April 2 will be Monday 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and the second and fourth Monday 1–7 p.m., Tuesday, Wed. and Thursday: 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. Denty will be out of the office on Friday un less there is business to be done or an appointment made for Friday. She can be contacted by the council by email and cell phone on Friday as well.
Denty said two concerns led her to make this change. One was the cost of gas that is making it expensive to make extra trips to Edison. Another consideration is that she has very little business on Fridays due to the county offices being closed. Because of this it will be a savings for both her and the village to have the business office be open four days a week.
Council member, Floyd Wogan said that the March 18 meeting with Chief Edwards on policy and work to be done by the police department went well. Undercover and internet work has been discontinued and the road hours and police work in the village for residents will be accomplished. There will be an understanding with officers that their job is to enforce laws in the village. The internet work is commendable, but it will be discontinued for the time being so that the police work in the village can be achieved.
Concern had been expressed by council members for the past few months that police officers were not spending their time being present to enforce the laws and also being a presence in the village. Wogan said that he has been assured by Chief Edwards that the focus of the police dept. would be on enforcing the laws and the welfare of the residents in Edison.
In March Police Dept. requests for purchase orders were accepted by the council in the amount of $150 for repair of the cruiser camera module, $70 for cruiser radar calibration, $96.29 for computer antivirus and $354 for brakes.
In other March business, the council approved Purchase Orders for the street department of $70.00 for pesticide license for street workers and $350.00 was approved to repair broken casting on storm sewer rooter.
Street Commissioner Jerry Reeder is checking on the cost of buildings for the street department. He is not sure of the size yet, but is considering 24 feet by 40 feet in size for the utility building.
The council approved the amount prepared by the fiscal officer for appropriations. The amount will provide operations for the fiscal year. Wages for Chief Edwards, street workers and fiscal officer in the amount of $1,502.21 were approved to be paid for the month. Other bills totaling $15,152.72 were also approved to be paid. The largest amount was for the payment of cruiser for $7,850.26.
The next meeting of the Edison Village Council will be Mon. Apr. 9 at 7 p.m.