Highlights from December City Council

By Martha Churchill

City Council approved a Planning Commission recommendation to rezone a vacant lot from industrial to single-family residential. The property is on the north side of Pennsylvania.
The Council accepted a resolution from the Elected Officers Compensation Commission to raise the pay for City Council 1%.
Council pay hasn’t been raised in well over a decade.
The new salary starting Jan. 1, 2018 is $5,757 per year for the Mayor plus $75 per meeting, up to two regularly-scheduled meetings per month.
The new salary for City Council will be $3,181.50 per year plus $55 per meeting, up to two meetings per month.
EEOC members were Brett Moyer, Chairman, along with Timilee Vaughn and Christian Carelli.
Council member Ann Gee praised the Milan Area Fire Department for its successful fundraiser, “Fill the Boot,” which brought in over $4,000 for Aid in Milan.
In mid-December, the Milan DPW had a flurry of urgent activity in response to a snowfall and two water main breaks.
Mayor Armitage recognized Boy Scout Jacob Kaczmarek, who received his Eagle Scout award after improving the Vern Campbell Park. He designed, did the fundraising, and built a split rail fence at the park to assist the Milan Youth Soccer Club.
At the end of his last meeting in December, Mayor Michael Armitage announced that an anonymous donor has agreed to provide lighting in Wilson Park.
Details are expected to be available in January.

Martha Churchill is a member of the Milan City Council.

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