Resignations bring challenges to village

By Andrea Chaffin -

Plain City may be facing workforce challenges this summer as officials deal with multiple resignations.

Village administrator Kevin Vaughn told council on Monday that maintenance worker Austin Schlosser, who has been employed for three years, has given his resignation. His last day will be June 24.

Vaughn reported at the previous meeting maintenance worker Nathan Wolf had tendered his two-week resignation.

The department is going into its busiest season, he noted. At full-staff, the department includes one supervisor and three workers. It will have one supervisor and one employee following the resignations.

“This is a significant blow to our department,” Vaughn said. “It’s going to affect our work.”

The village is hiring to fill the position. The salary range is $13.39-$19.83 per hour, plus benefits. Applications are due to the village office.

Police Chief Dale McKee also announced a resignation. Officer Eric Connor has accepted a position with another department. His last day will be June 19.

McKee also noted the summer is a busy time.

McKee announced Angene Davis is the police department’s new part-time administrative assistant. She will work daytime hours Monday through Friday and can be reached a

In other business:

• Village solicitor Paul-Michael Lafayette said he is in the very early stages of looking into a mayor’s court. Such courts hear traffic cases, violation of city ordinances and other misdemeanors, and are typically presided over by a magistrate appointed by the magistrate. Lafayette said it could be a revenue opportunity for the village.

• The Miami Valley Steam Threshers will be holding a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Der Dutchman on Monday, June 20. The association’s 67th annual show and reunion is slated for July 14-17 in Plain City’s Pastime Park.

• Vaughn said the village is seeking residents with copper pipes to volunteer to have their water tested for copper and lead. It’s an annual EPA requirement, he said.

By Andrea Chaffin

Reach Andrea Chaffin at 740-852-1616, ext. 1619, and on Twitter @AndeeWrites.

Reach Andrea Chaffin at 740-852-1616, ext. 1619, and on Twitter @AndeeWrites.