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Village officials take oaths of office, other staff approved in Channahon

The village of Channahon’s reelected officials took oaths of office this week.
From left: Village Clerk Kristin Hall, Village Trustee Scott Slocum, Village President Missey Moorman Schumacher, and Village Trustees Scott McMillin and Patricia Perinar.
The village of Channahon’s reelected officials took oaths of office this week. From left: Village Clerk Kristin Hall, Village Trustee Scott Slocum, Village President Missey Moorman Schumacher, and Village Trustees Scott McMillin and Patricia Perinar.

The mayor, three trustees, the village clerk and a new police officer took the oath of office in Channahon this week.

Village President Missey Moorman Schumacher was the first to take the oath, sworn in by senior Village Trustee Sam Cook.

Schumacher then swore in Trustees Scott McMillin, Patricia Perinar and Scott Slocum and Village Clerk Kristin Hall. All five were reelected in April’s consolidated election.

A new Channahon police officer, Sean Wuethrich, also was hired and sworn in at the Monday meeting.

Police Chief Shane Casey said
20 applicants were interviewed for the position. Wuethrich is a sworn law enforcement officer and has worked for the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department for the past four years. He originally is from the Wilmington area.

Casey said Wuethrich’s salary will be $59,162. The position is a replacement one, and Wuethrich will begin this week.

The Village Board also hired a part-time planner, Karen James, at a salary of $28.84 an hour. Director of Community Development Michael Petrick said that James has considerable experience in planning and has served the local governments of Shorewood, Oswego and Will County.

Petrick said the village has not had a planner since the start of the recession 10 years ago. Trustee Scott McMillan voted against the measure.

James will begin the position this week.

The board Monday also approved a measure that will allow a small truck terminal to operate at Lot 30 of the Channahon Industrial Park, 24030 S. Northern Illinois Drive.

GSM Management plans on moving its Romeoville business to the vacant lot in Channahon. The terminal, according to the business’ attorney, will be for short-term hauls only and will not accept tankers.

Some repair work will be done on the fleet on the premises, and the site will include a service facility and offices, along with parking spaces.

Trustee Scott Slocum confirmed with Petrick that the facility cannot expand without further approvals from the Village Board, and Trustee Chantal Host abstained from the vote.

The Village Board also approved several road projects, including a $194,429 surface treatment project with A.C. Pavement Striping; a survey and design project with Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers for an amount not to exceed $66,000; and a $29,965 spray patching project awarded to Midstate Asphalt Repair.

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