Township pays respects, makes progress on budgetPublished 9:00am Friday, October 9, 2009
By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star
Niles Charter Township officials met for what was their third budget hearing Thursday night.
Though no final draft was completed – progress was made, said the township’s secretary Marge Durm-Hiatt.
Durm-Hiatt said in order to have the necessary postings about the budget availability to the public prior to the deadline for it to be adopted, a goal was set to have a final version completed by Oct. 21.
Another meeting was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
Thursday night’s meeting included a moment of silence for former Niles Township supervisor Bill Myers who passed away Tuesday. Durm-Hiatt said the arrangements for Myers’ service were also announced.
“We’ll miss him down here at the township,” Treasurer Jim Ringler said Friday morning. “He spent 10 years down here and we got a lot accomplished. And I think that’s how people are measured in life. By what they got down and we got a lot done.”
Ringler also said he felt Myers should be commended for the work he completed while serving the township.
“And he worked with everyone,” he said.
Outside of the township, he added, Myers was “a heck of a guy. He was everybody’s friend.”