The City Beat… Retiring Clerk of Council honored

Sharon Bucher receives acclaim from Mayor Craig Stough for her years of service to the city.

Maplewood Troop 158 Cub Scouts and their leaders led the Pledge of Allegiance to open the Jan. 17 meeting of Sylvania City Council. The scouts attended the meeting to learn about city government as they work towards earning an Arrow Light badge.

Highlighting the meeting was the proclamation declaring Jan. 17 as Sharon Bucher Day in honor of the retiring Clerk of Council. Bucher has been with the city of Sylvania’s Finance Department since 2009 and served as clerk of council since 2012. Thanks to her efforts, the city recently received the Ohio Auditor of State Award given for excellence in financial reporting for the 2021 Fiscal Year.

Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber reported his 2022 engagements, which included 45 performances including ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, parades, and private events. He said he has been the Town Crier for 28 years.

In other business, council authorized the mayor and director of finance to enter into an agreement with ODOT for the McCord Road resurfacing project. They also approved ordinances accepting proposals from WE Realty Solutions, Ltd. for appraisal services and American Property Analysts for appraisal review for the Harroun Road improvement project. In addition, authorization was given to acquire two 2023 Ford F-150 pick-up trucks for the water division and approval to offer two other retired vehicles on GovDeals.com.

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City council also approved Police Chief Dannilynn Miller’s request to donate no longer used  Dutalux tablets to Lucas County Emergency Medical Services and eight Sierra wireless Airlink modems to the Whitehouse Police Department.

Mayor Craig Stough’s appointment of Cathy McGuire to the Civil Service Commission to fill the seat of retiring John Husman was approved.

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