Monday, February 6, 2012
New Wellsville Mayor "Lovin' It"
We stopped by Village Hall last Thursday to check on how our new Mayor was fairing after her first full month in office. When we asked if she had any regrets she looked at us as if we have finally fallen off the edge and, sounding like the TV commercial, she said “I'm lovin' it!”
Susan Haugh, Wellsville's first female Mayor, took office January 1. She told us the enthusiasm and co-operation of everyone from her Village co-workers, business people and Village residents has been outstanding. Taking small steps Haugh says she is very encouraged with the experience. Admitting that there is a lot of work to be done she states she is positive Wellsville is going to move forward.
Working on several economic developments is one of the causes for some of that encouragement. Being in the very early stages, Haugh said it is way too early to make any public announcements on anything but feels Village residents will be pleased. Competition is tough and the new Mayor does not want to jinx any possibilities. She wouldn't even give us a hint but did say they are taking small steps, a little bit at a time.
Bringing us up to date on other matters, the Mayor said the State Auditiors are in, working on the annual Village audit. She had mentioned that at an earlier Council meeting. At the Sewage Treatment Plant the new mixer in the aerobic digesters is scheduled for a trial run February 7. They had an update meeting with the contractor last Wednesday and noted that project should soon be completed and online.
Once the books are closed out on the new digester the Mayor said they will be able to get a handle on how much funds are remaining for sewage improvement projects. Next on the agenda is replacing the sewage forced main pump station at 2nd Street. That job has been engineered and a contract has been awarded. If there are enough funds left after the digesters the contractor will be given permission to begin on the pump station.
Council has a regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow evening at Village Hall. The Tuesday, February 7, meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 PM. Village Hall is located at 1200 Main Street. All Council meetings are open to the public.
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