Village solicitor says goodbye
By Rob Treynor
Eamon Costello attended his last Plain City village council meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, as the village’s solicitor.
“I would like to thank Eamon for his service, and for all of the time he’s been with us,” Mayor Sandra Adkins said on Monday night. “You will be missed.”
“It’s always good to be missed,” quipped Costello. “I enjoyed it. I’m comfortable that the guy following me will do more than adequate of a job.”
Costello’s successor as village solicitor is Paul-Michael La Fayette.
“Mr. La Fayette was planning on being here tonight, but he’s stuck in court in Cleveland,” Adkins said.
Costello mentioned that he’ll keep an open line of communication with La Fayette, but mentioned that he may need council members to send La Fayette some e-mails that Costello lost when his personal computer crashed.
“It’s good timing to head out the door when your hard drive crashes,” Costello quipped.
“Somebody might be sending me a message.”
Also on Monday night, council:
• voted unanimously on a public works compensation resolution, which will split the wastewater and water supervisors into two positions.
• heard and approved on first reading the zoning designation of recently annexed land on U.S. Route 42 as B2. Since the land was recently annexed, it had not been part of any prior zoning map.
• an amendment to the zoning map of the Central Development Overlay district. This fixes an error on the map.
• passed unanimously on a third and final reading a resolution to make Madison County CIC the economic development partner for the municipality.
• A third and final reading passed unanimously repealing an ordinance from 1972 pertaining to the hiring process.
The ordinance was outdated and ran contrary to the Ohio Revised Code.