The Chatham Village Board held both a brief regular meeting and committee of the whole affair Tuesday night at Municipal Hall. Mayor Dave Kimsey and all trustees except Brett Gerger were in attendance. The proceedings lasted one hour and 45 minutes.
•From the regular meeting, the board had one business item - the purchase of two zero turn grade mowers from Springfield Mowers. The total cost was $21,793.
•Two checks were presented to the Chatham Police Department for their Crime Prevention Fund. Craig Olson of the Chatham Jaycees presented a check for $3,500, and Jonathan Rees and Les Morgan of Chatham American Legion Post 759 presented a check for $1,000. Sgt. Ryan Pearce accepted the donations on behalf of the PD.
•Olson also spoke to the board about two upcoming events. The first will be the Kite Festival and Paws-A-Palooza event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 2-8 p.m. at Community Park.
This animal-friendly and family-friendly event is hosted by the Chatham Friends of the Parks and will help promote dog adoptions and animal welfare.
This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the construction, upkeep and annual improvements of a new Chatham community dog park.
Food and drink will be sold by the Jaycees, and there will be live music and interactive canine demonstrations, including frisbee-catching dogs.
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