Restitution payments falling short in Sherrard


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Posted Online: May 14, 2013, 11:15 pm
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By Cathy Decker, edecker@mchsi.com
SHERRARD -- The village will not be receiving much more in restitution from former clerk Marilyn Davis, the Sherrard Village Board learned at Monday night's meeting.

Village president Terry Ayers said Mercer County State's Attorney Greg McHugh told him Mrs. Davis' house was recently sold for back taxes. "There's nothing there," Mr. McHugh told the mayor.

He said that besides back taxes, the house has two mortgages worth $84,000.

Mrs. Davis, 78, was sentenced in 2009 to four years in prison for stealing up to $100,000 in village funds between 2003 - 2008 while she served as village clerk. She was ordered to repay the money, which she has been doing at $50 per month since her release from prison.

In other business, the board approved the 2013-2014 appropriations ordinance. It calls for spending $500,500, down from the previous fiscal year's $506,050.

The board also approved a one-year wage agreement for mowing and building inspector Jerald Parker.

Mr. Parker agreed to be the village mower, using village equipment, for $10 per hour, and to be the village building inspector for one year. The board learned of the purchase of a new push mower and agreed to buy a riding mower and trailer from Luc Harkey for $2,300.

Newly-elected mayor Delbert Henry was sworn in by village clerk Theresa Johnson. His seat as trustee was filled by Karan "Cookie" Dean, for the remaining two years of his term. She, along with trustees Gary "Tom" Cameron and Henry "Hank" Dryoel were sworn in by the clerk. Shawn Wyant was also re-elected but absent from the meeting.

The board authorized the clerk to send letters to residents to remind them of the ordinance requiring that home addresses be visible at the front of each residence. This is for safety reasons.

Village Hall hours have been changed to 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday, with phone numbers available for other urgent business.

















 




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