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Sissel resigns from Wyanet Board

WYANET — Trustee Jim Sissel has resigned from the Wyanet Village Board.

At Wednesday's Wyanet Village Board meeting, Sissel said he is currently living outside of the city limits. His resignation is effective immediately.

Joe Law and John Swarczewski were appointed to fill the seats vacated by Rick Redigar, who resigned at the last meeting, and Sissel, but those appointments are subject to background checks. Both appointees will hold their seats until the next general election in March. The appointments passed unanimously.

The board also passed an ordinance defining chronic nuisances. This ordinance will make it easier to hold property owners responsible for their property, as well as placing more responsibility on property owners for the upkeep of their rental properties as well as the conduct of renters. The new ordinance will be in addition to previous nuisance ordinances that have already been passed. The motion passed 3 to 2 with Kim Rich and Marilyn Johnson voting against the new ordinance.

Wyanet Board President Bruce Hand indicated the purchase of property acquired from Railroad Management is almost finalized. Several parcels of land will be available for purchase by the public in the future.

Police Chief Todd Marquez provided the board with the March activity report. His department handled 32 traffic stops, gave 11 traffic citations, gave three non-traffic citations, made one stolen bike report and responded to various other calls.

Liquor licenses were renewed for The Outhouse, Sock's Place and Casey's General Store.

After closed session, the board recessed its meeting until 6:30 p.m. Monday at the village hall. After opening the meeting, the board is expected to go into closed session to discuss personnel.

The next regular monthly meeting of the Wyanet Village Board will be at 7 p.m. May 8 in the village hall.

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