FORT JENNING — Fort Jennings Village Council met Tuesday and approved an Eagle Scout project proposed by Jeremy Smith.
Smith plans to plant several new trees within the park this fall and finish by landscaping next spring. Both the park board and council were excited for the positive change, especially after the trees that were lost in the recent storm.
A representative from the village insurance went through the storm damage coverage and entertained a proposal for renewal. Council made no motion on the renewal but plans to in the next few meetings. An amount of $5,740.38 was paid by the insurance to the village for storm damage. The village is still working on the open insurance claim.
Park Board President Jerry Siefker discussed several park updates. The fence posts to the high school baseball diamond are being replaced, as well as the fence. The posts have been placed but other steps, including painting them, are in progress. The board is also working on unofficial changes to Motor Madness Weekend, including an annual celebration for war veterans. No motion was put in place at this time; the goal is to have the changes completed by Aug. 17. 2013.
The village is looking for a new Port Authority representative. The volunteer must live within the village limits and the decision is approved by council.
The village plans to begin leaf pick-up within the next few weeks.
The next village council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.