MINGO JUNCTION - Village Clerk John Angelica informed Village Council on Tuesday he will be retiring effective Nov. 30.
Angelica said he filed his retirement papers because of changes in the Public Employee Retirement Service benefits.
Angelica has 25 years of public employee service. He has been pool administrator and Aracoma Park manager, served on council and was clerk for a total of nine years.
Angelica was elected to the four-year position two years ago.
"I hate to leave. When I ran for office the (PERS) rules were different. It really forced my hand. I want to thank the people who elected me, the councilmen I worked with all these years and especially Kim Crugnale, deputy clerk," Angelica said.
Council will have to make an appointment to the position. The person appointed will serve the remaining two years of Angelica's term.
Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 during a finance committee meeting to discuss how to fill the position.
Council President John Fabian said the village needs a clerk to handle the books and sign paperwork required by the state and federal governments.
"We have to fill the position," Fabian said.
He noted there are several options for the clerk's position, which will be discussed at the Oct. 15 meeting.
Village Administrator Steve Maguschak said James White Construction will begin work on repairing the sewer lines on Helenka Drive and George Street this week. Council entered into a $43,000 contract for the work in November but the sewer work will have to be changed because of difficulties discovered after the bid. Council agreed to increase the project cost to $53,000.
One resident in the area was at the council meeting on Tuesday complaining of sewer odors in her basement.
Maguschak also said work on replacing the roof of the Municipal Building will be completed in about a week.
Council in August approved a $67,000 contract with Hicks Roofing of New Philadelphia to replace a section of the roof. Council earlier this month agreed to spend an additional $31,500 to do the entire roof.
Maguschak said painting and carpet replacement will next be done because of damage caused by the leaking roof. That work will be covered under an insurance claim filed by the village.
Maguschak also announced fire hydrants will be flushed today and Thursday during the overnight hours. Residents are warned about water discoloration and to refrain from doing laundry.
Trick-or-Treat hours for the village are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.