WELLSVILLE – Wellsville Mayor Bob Bole swore in the new full-time firefighter for the Wellsville Fire Department during Tuesday night's council meeting.
The board unanimously approved the hiring of firefighter Jamie McMahon, who was sworn in shortly after the vote. McMahon's son Eric and daughter Taylor Lahanje stood by his side at the swearing-in ceremony.
Fire Chief Barry Podwell told the board that the Oct. 15 flood valve training was canceled because there were not enough members to complete the training without being injured. For example, flood valve training for firefighters is considered mandatory and will be held in April.
The mayor announced that the meeting will be closed for councilor Maia Amato who has left the village and therefore cannot be a member of the village council. Bole said he will begin accepting applications to fill the vacancy once he accepts his official resignation.
The village plans to renovate the pavilion at an estimated cost of $39,000. The township will confirm with the village attorney whether the contract can be awarded or if the project should be put out to bid.
In the report, Bolley said trick-or-treating will be held on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m., and businesses in the area of the Wellsville Pumpkin Festival scheduled for Oct. 22 will be open during the festival. .
Scout Solar plans to begin work on a capital project in the village next week and hopes to have the project completed by the end of the year. Board member William Taft was appointed to oversee work on these projects and report progress to the board.
The Parish Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the Parish Hall.