Year: 2023


Starting June 1, 2023 Our Administrative Office will be closed from 12:00 Noon until 12:30 PM to ensure that our staff recieve a proper lunch break. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Updates

April 2023 Arbor Day Tree Planting will be taking place on April 21, 2023 at 1:45 PM at Swanton Middle School . Water Plant Membrane Project: The early planning stages of this project began in the beginning of 2021 and the contraction phase begun at the end of February. The purpose of this project is to remove the lime softening system which is what is currently in place and replace it with a Reverse Osmosis Water Softening System.  To learn more about this project please click here! March 2023 Holden Benfield, the new Village of Swanton Fiscal Officer, started work on March 6, 2023. Benfield was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Northwest Ohio in 2005. He began college at the age of 13 and graduated from the University of Toledo with his bachelor’s in Business Administration, as well as his Masters in Accountancy in the Fall of 2021. He has also spent the past eight years working and participating in Swanton’s events and is looking forward to serving the Village of Swanton. Benfield has been working with the traveling clerk from UAN and is getting as much information he can from her. He is also learning more about the job and is taking specific courses provided by UAN. Benfield also spoke about the 2024 Congressionally Directed Spending and how it can benefit the village. Specific projects can be selected for this which will in turn provide funding for …

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2022 Recap & What’s to come in 2023!

Let’s take a quick look at what your Village Council accomplished in 2022. First of all you elected 4 brand new individuals to Village Council. They all expressed a desire for transparency and growth. And they hit the ground running with their colleagues. One of the very first actions they took was to establish a Live Streaming Policy that promotes greater access and awareness of the issues before the village and how they approach decision making. Now anyone may watch a Council, Commission, or Committee meeting on their computer in real time or at their leisure. And, by the way, a new microphone has been installed so meetings can be more clearly heard. It will be in operation at the next Council meeting. The next action council took was to establish an Economic Development Commission. That happened last September. An introduction and orientation of the new Economic Development Commissioners will take place on February 8th. The new commissioners will be announced at the next Council meeting on February13th. The purpose of this commission will be to work to develop a plan for economic growth. Someone once said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The person who plants the tree likely will never sit under the shade it offers nor enjoy the fruit that it bears. Similarly, the establishment of an Economic Development Commission is that seed that is being planted. It is a beginning, …

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