Burn site open for fall clean-up

Mindy Carls

Orion’s burn site has been opened, Village President Jim Cooper told trustees on Monday, Oct. 6.

Village residents may take landscape waste the site on Fourth Street until the end of November, the board decided. Leaves and branches may be left, but not grass, appliances, furniture and tires.

In other business

• Trick or treat hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. in Orion.

• A representative of Midland Davis called Cooper about the curbside recycling program. When Cooper explained all that Eagle Enterprises Recycling has proposed for Orion, the Midland Davis representative withdrew a request for a chance to bid on the projet. Eagle Enterprises takes glass, and Midland Davis does not. Also, Eagle provides free containers and Midland Davis charges for them.

• Trustees agreed to spend $1,000 in tax-increment financing revenue for half the cost of installing a sidewalk nine feet wide along Fourth Street next to the barber shop that Ron Thompson is building. Thompson will contribute to the project.

• The board approved a special-use permit for Jeremy and Carie Reed, who want to operate a dog-grooming business in the 1600 block of Seventh Street.

• Trustee Mel Drucker proposed the village spend up to $30,000 for a generator big enough to run the water system during extended power outages.