|Written by Nancy Bowman|
|Wednesday, 25 September 2013 00:00|
Cable Access Commissioner Resigns to Take KIT-TV Job
A member of the Tipp Monroe Cable Access Commission has resigned in order to take a job with the organization she previously helped oversee.
Wendy Bauder notified members of Tipp City Council in a letter dated Sept. 8 of her intent to resign from the commission effective Sept. 15. The letter was acknowledged at the Sept. 16 council meeting.
Bauder stated in the letter she had been offered a part-time paid position with cable access television studio KIT-TV pending her resignation. “Since being both a commissioner and an employee would present a conflict of interest, I am resigning from one position to segue into another,” she wrote.
Council will be asked to appoint a new commission member.
Church Group Helping With Nuisance Abatement
A Men’s Ministry from a local church notified the city last week that it was assisting a West Main Street resident in the restoration and cleanup of his property in an attempt to comply with a city nuisance abatement order.
The city council agreed verbally Sept. 16 to give more time to Chris Passon to paint his house and clean up the property at 620 W. Main St. Action against Passon was initiated by the city after it received a complaint about its condition.
City Manager Jon Crusey asked Sept. 16 if council wanted to move forward with formal action against Passon after he failed to complete the work by a Sept. 15 deadline. Brad Vath, assistant city manager, said that the lot was cleaned and vehicles on the property are registered and operational.
Paint has been removed from the house, but it has not been painted and no request for more time to finish work had been made, Crusey said.
Council members said progress had been made and asked administrators to contact Passon to obtain a new time frame for possible completion.
The ministry from the Tipp City United Methodist Church notified the city of work it was undertaking at the house in a letter dated Sept. 17.