As the warmer months draw near, celebrations are being planned. The Fayetteville Village Board addressed one spring and one summer event at its Feb. 25 meeting. Jumping ahead to Memorial Day, Trustee Chris Randall, who has been working with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, mentioned the idea of having a float contest at this year's Memorial Day Parade. The floats, entered by local businesses, would be "tactfully and tastefully" done in reverence to the solemn holiday, Randall said, after trustees Dan Kinsella and Mike Small aired some concern about doing it on that particular occasion.
"I think it would be a great chance for local businesses to get involved with the parade," said Mayor Mark Olson.
The board also set Saturday March 22 for its annual Easter Egg Hunt, continuing the tradition of holding it on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter.
In other action:
The board unanimously approved the updated village handbook with all revisions, including federal and state mandates, since 2005. Village employees will be required to sign the handbook upon receipt.
The board approved a quote from General Code to update eight laws in the 2007 codebook. The cost is between $1,755 and $1,955. The money was budgeted in the clerk's account for $3,000. The quote includes revisions, and changing the official page, the table of contents, disposition list and index.
The board will begin to set budget hearings and workshops in March.
The board will next meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday March 10 at the Fayetteville Village Hall.