Shannon Shulters


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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Project 8&9 Update & Planning Commision Meeting

On July 13, 2022 Mayor Neil Toeppe, Public Service Superintendent Neil Tedrow and Village Administrator Shannon Shulters completed the Project 8&9 Sewer Separation walk through with Jones & Henry Engineers and Underground Utilities to address the concerns of residents regarding the greater than an inch drop off from driveway to road and the current grass growing being mainly weeds. It was assured that concerns and issues would be taken care of this fall. The orginally scheduled July 5, 2022 Planning Commission took place on July 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Special Public Hearing was called to order to conduct a Site Plan Review for 10 Turtle Creek. The applicant desires to construct a commercial building at 10 Turtle Creek named Birchwood Meadow Event Venue. The intent of the building is to house various events such as weddings and conferences. Mayor Toeppe stated that the only concerns from CT, in which he had already addressed prior to the meeting, were what types of flowers/trees would be planted along with the type of wood that would be used for the sign. Mayor Toeppe assured CT that the Village of Swanton would handle making sure the business complied with the ordinances when it came time to plant flowers/trees and put up a sign. Mr. DeGood’s only recommendation to Mr. & Mrs. Mills is to make sure they contact the Ohio Department of Forestry to get approval of species being planted.  Mr. Erdman’s concern …

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New Village Administrator

At the June 27th Swanton Village Council meeting, Shannon Shulters was hired to become the next Village Administrator, replacing Rosanna Hoelzle who had submitted her resignation with an effective date of July 5, 2022. Shannon started on July, 11 2022. “It’s only been a few days, but I am hitting the ground running, I am excited to be a part of the Village of Swanton and look forward to working with the community as a whole.”

Swanton Fire and Rescue Accepting Applications

The Swanton Fire and Rescue Division is looking to fill full time and part time positions. The ideal applicant should possess great character including but not limited to: must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and must be able to work as part of a team in completion of emergent and non-emergent tasks. Valid State of Ohio Firefighter I and EMT certifications required; Paramedic certification preferred. If you do not possess one or both of these certifications, please contact SFRD to discuss other options.

May 12- Project 8 & 9

Here is an update related to Project 8 & 9. Everything is weather contingent and barring any unforeseen issues May 12: Mill Browning and Sanderson May 13: Asphalt scratch course on Browning and Sanderson On May 12 and 13 work on Browning will not start until after 8:00am to allow the bus traffic to clear. It is anticipated that the work will be completed each day ahead of the bus traffic at 3:00. May 16 and 17: Place asphalt base on Mettabrook May 18, 19 and 20: Prepare driveway approaches on Mettabrook for concrete. The following week, Smith Paving to complete concrete placement. May 19 and 20: Remove temporary concrete in Main Street road crossing and plate until asphalt is placed.

May 4- Project 8 & 9 Update

The contractor for Project 8 &9 plans to start removing pavement and start roadway excavation on Mettabrook beginning Friday May 6, dependent on the incoming weather; this means Mettabrook will be closed to thru traffic. The excavation will not be as severe as the W. Garfield work and residents will be able to access their driveways as long as construction allows. W. Garfield will be getting the intermediate course today, May 4, and will be open to thru traffic at the end of the day tomorrow, May 5- barring any unforeseen issues.

Smoke testing-May 11

On Wednesday May 11, 2022 the Village of Swanton will be smoke testing the sewers on Forrester; South Main Street between Airport Highway and Swanton Cemetery; and Airport Highway between Paigelynn Street and Main Street. Smoke testing is used to find broken pipes and connections to the sewer. The Village of Swanton hired Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd., for this testing. All personnel involved with the testing can be properly identified either by badges or clothing. Please contact the above mentioned Village personnel if you have any concerns about the testing crew. This testing is scheduled to take one day. The study will involve opening manholes in the streets and public utility easements and blowing smoke through the sewers with a portable blower. An important task of the testing will be to locate defects in the sewer system. The smoke testing will also reveal sources where storm water and other surface waters enter the sanitary sewer or combined sewer system.

April 27- Office Closure 12-12:30

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! The Village of Swanton wouldn’t run as smoothly without our great Administrative Assistants! Thank you to Amy and Olivia in the Administration Office and to Mary in our Village of Swanton Police Department for all they do!The Administration Office will be closed from 12-12:30p on April 27. Staff will return calls and emails after lunch.

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