Foster fills new position at Malvern

Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent


MALVERN – A new administrative assistant position was approved by village council at the May 7 meeting and Teri Foster, former water department clerk, was hired to fill the position.

Foster will be responsible for duties as a receptionist for village hall, which includes general secretarial duties, as well as receiving filings and payments for the fiscal officer and tax administration offices.  Foster will also handle water department billings for customers, posting of ledgers, bank deposits, and other office duties.

Foster will receive $12.75 per hour and was hired immediately.  She will report directly to village administrator Marcus Benson and Fiscal Officer Ashley Ring.

Ring said residents can expect a letter from RITA (Rural Income Tax Agency) the first week of June.

The village agreed to discontinue the village tax administrator position and have RITA collect all due village income taxes. The transfer began last month and will be completed by July 1.

“We want residents to be aware.  They will have more payment options.  They can pay their tax bills online, or with credit cards. Checks are still fine too,” said Ring.

Ring was selected as the delegate for RITA annual meetings, with Foster serving as the alternate.

Residents were reminded by Mayor Bob DeLong it is illegal to blow grass clippings into the street.  DeLong asked residents to please mow in the other direction.  The grass clogs up the catch basins and causes breakdowns and costly repairs for the village street department.

In other business council:

– ANNOUNCED hydrants will be flushed in the village from May 14 to May 18.

– APPROVED a road salt agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the winter of 2018-2019.

– WILL hold movie nights at the park June 8, July 13, and August 10, weather permitting.

– SCHEDULED Old Fashioned Days June 23.

– REMINDED residents pavilion rentals are $55 each.

– LEARNED 25 tons of patch was used to fill pot holes in the month of April.

– REMINDED residents May 12 is village wide clean up day from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. No tires or paint will be accepted.

– WILL hold a special park advisory board meeting May 9 at 6 p.m. at village hall.

– LEARNED water fountains have been turned on at the village park and nets have been put up for basketball, tennis and other games.