Wagner named to village board

Jim Wagner has been appointed to the St. Joseph Village Board.

Wagner was appointed by Mayor Tami Fruhling-Voges and approved by the village board on Jan. 23. He is replacing Suzanne Rogers who moved outside of the village limits.

“We have a position on the board to be filled because Suzanne is no longer on the board,” Fruhling-Voges said. “I recommend Jim Wagner. I brought it to the caucus and they approved having him join us.”

Wagner was approved by a 4-0 vote.

Trustee Art Rapp wasn’t in attendance.

Wagner and his wife Jen are the owners of Wagner Signs and Graphics in St. Joseph.

In other news, the mayor reported that the village had gotten an email commending the village for their work this winter on the roads. The email said that there seemed to be more salt on the roads and the roads were not as slick as in previous years.

“We don’t always get those kind of emails,’ Fruhling-Voges said. ‘“So I wanted to share that.”

Fruhling-Voges also told the board she would be starting a “Coffee with the Mayor” event that will be held the fourth Saturday of every month.

She said she was hoping that it would encourage community members to come to her with any concerns they may have since some may find it difficult to attend village board meetings.

She said in the future she hoped a trustee would join her at this event.

“Hopefully people attend,” she said. “We are going to work on getting the word out.”

Denise Langendorf also approached the board to discussed the timing of the Lincoln Street Market Event.

She said she thought the event would have to be held the first weekend in June this year because Community Garage Sales will be held May 4 and 5, Dumpster Day will be held May 12 and the third weekend in May is graduation.

“I don’t think the fourth weekend will work because that is Memorial Day,” Langendorf said.

Fruhling-Voges said she thought the village would be happy to work with Langendorf because events like the Lincoln Street Market bring new people to the village.

Fruhling-Voges said she would ask one of the village’s committees to work with Langendorf to see what the village could contribute to the event.


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