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Calumet Village Council considering manager candidates

During the Village of Calumet’s council meeting last night the board elevated Rob Tarvis to President Pro Tem. Coming soon to the village will be a new manager. The committee in charge of finding candidates has approved four of nine applicants. The first round of interviews will be conducted over Zoom, followed by the in-person variety for the final two candidates. Board members also met with the Environmental Protection Agency recently to discuss the Fifth Street fire clean up, asking the EPA to provide the funding to rehabilitate the site through the use of the organization’s emergency relief funds. Member Elise Matz says finishing by winter is the ideal timeline.

They are looking at potentially being able to finish up the work at Ripley. In the very best case scenario, if all the bureaucratic stuff lines up and the money comes through, they would be able to kind of move up the road and be able to complete the work before the snow flies. That’s the very best case scenario.

The EPA has also contacted the property owners of the lost buildings to inform them of their responsibilities in the matter. Finally, the board plans to inform the Calumet Theatre that they are currently in violation of their lease agreement with the village. Matz wants a letter reviewed by counsel first.

Right now with the board being as dysfunctional as it is, they’re not doing their due diligence to the community. They’re not putting on shows and they’re not playing the role they’re expected to play. I want to talk to someone to make sure that that’s something we could point out in a letter and I think we need to be working with an attorney on that.

There is no word on how long the legal review will take.

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