By Graham Sturgeon, staff writer
The Byron Village Council held what Council President Kit Brunell termed an “emergency meeting” on Monday, June 22 to pay the village’s essential bills and to approve the permit for the village’s July 9 Family Fun Day. The council also approved the new state-mandated changes to their Freedom of Information Act policy that will go into effect in July.
The council had failed to establish a quorum for their June 15 regular meeting when four council members were unable to attend. Trustee Ron Berecz was excused due to illness, but President Pro Tempore Tony Prestonise and trustees Duncan Orr and Vicki Bessenbacher were all absent as well. They were unable to make the meeting, which was rescheduled from June 8, because of prior commitments.
The village’s next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, where several budget-cutting ideas will be discussed. The council is trying to eliminate a deficit in their 2015-2016 budget of just under $30,000. President Brunell is also contemplating holding a special meeting in July to address the village’s un-filled treasurer position. The council has not decided how they will fill the vacancy, but they are currently accepting applications for the part-time position.