Board member steps down, then in (to salaried work)

Carol Townsend

Altona Village Board member Steve Reffett resigned from his post and was promptly hired as the new full-time village employee at the Jan. 14 board meeting.

Reffett resigned after an executive session was held to discuss hiring him to replace Tracy Saylor, who left the position over a year ago.

The board unanimously hired Reffett, at a salary of $27,000 a year. He will get a $1,500 increase when he obtains a water services license and another $1,500 when he passes his sewer test.

In other business:

*Board member Terry Bolin reported that the board will have to look into raising water rates soon. He said Altona’s rates are lower than several surrounding communities.

*Board member Derrick Appell told the board that he would like to see all residents shovel the sidewalks in front of their homes.

For the rest of the report on the Jan. 7 Altona Village Board meeting, see the Jan. 14 Galva News.