The Cridersville Village Hall is seen on a snowy night in February. (Staff photo/Michelle Meunier)
The Village of Cridersville faced a few challenges and changes in 2013, and Mayor Lorali Myers believes these were attended to head-on by the community and turned into positives.
Over the past year Cridersville welcomed a new administrator in Jarid Kohlrieser and a new tax administrator in the City of St. Marys.
Myers said Kohlrieser worked closely with the former administrator giving him an idea of what the duties of the position would entail.
“He brings new ideas and visions to the position,” Myers said. “Prior to taking this position Jarid worked closely with the former administrator as well as a part of the day-to-day operations of the village.”
Though Kohlrieser worked with the former administrator, Myers said he brought new creativity to the position.
“He brings a new perspective on how he would like the village to operate,” she said. “In 2013 he reconciled our water fund which accounted for some back revenue from outside the village, he contracted with a third party to save us cost on our utilities, he added an online service for our residents to pay their water/sewer bills, he replaced our large utility truck at a savings for the village and had an auction to sell of unused equipment and tools as well as saved money in our village budget."
Myers believes that joining with the City of St. Marys will aid the community and the residents in a positive way.
For the full story, see the Friday, March 7 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.