MCDONALD Council matters

Passed a second reading to ordinances to retain Atty. William M. Roux as solicitor for an additional two years -- June 1, 2001, through May 31, 2003 -- and give him a pay increase. Roux earns $24,000 now. His proposed wage is $28,000 beginning June 1, 2001, and $29,120 effective June 1, 2002. The ordinances must pass three readings to become law.
Heard Mayor James Border read a proclamation giving special recognition to members of the Armed Forces, past and present, including POWs and MIAs, during Armed Forces Week May 12-20, for their patriotism, service and sacrifice.
Heard Village Administrator Robert O'Connell say that scrap tires will be picked up at curbside May 10 and 17 and that residents may drop off tires at the village garage throughout May.
Approved a second reading of legislation to reduce the speed limit from 35 miles per hour to 25 mph on Marshall Road between the west village limits to New Jersey Avenue.
Announced that Patrolmen Ed Stonestreet and Rob Miketa and Lt. Lou Ronghi will present an alcohol awareness program for McDonald High School juniors and seniors at the high school on Monday.
Announced that McDonald policemen, in conjunction with Jason Reckard's State Farm Agency, will conduct the annual bicycle safety program at the village parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12.

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