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Flushing plans to hold Christmas parade

FLUSHING — Village officials learned recently that the Flushing Fire Department is making plans to hold its annual Christmas parade to kick off the holiday season.

Lori Mann, representing the fire department, made the announcement at a council meeting held Oct. 8, saying that the parade would be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 5 with lineup at Schuler Park beginning at 9 a.m.

Mann said that as of right now, the Flushing Mill Foundation is planning on holding Breakfast with Santa at the Methodist Church before the parade, but that the events usually held at Victoria Read Library could not be confirmed yet due to the library committee’s concerns over coronavirus.

She also said the annual craft sale would be held at the fire hall with concessions available there after the parade.

Mann concluded by saying that anyone wanting to be in the parade could contact the Flushing Fire Department at 740-968-4700 or simply show up at the park the morning of the parade.

Also at the Oct. 8 council meeting: Mayor Angelo Vincenzo announced that plans to sell a number of village-owned properties are being put on hold until spring, saying that he had discussed the matter with auctioneer Dave Jones and decided there was no rush. Officials also want to do some additional research on some of the properties to make sure everything was “done right.”

During his monthly report, Village Administrator Bryan Clark asked that the Water & Sewer Committee meet to decide on how to proceed concerning a recent bill dispute raised by a water customer.

Clark also said he needed to advertise to hire a full-time general labor position due to an employee resigning to take another job.

Council also discussed a request made by Michelle McIntire for use of the old municipal building to hold Girl Scout and Brownie meetings.

Fiscal Officer Jeryl McGaffick said as she understood it there would be a total of four meetings per month, with all agreeing that it would be a good thing to do. Council voted in favor.

County Commissioner J.P. Dutton addressed council, asking for support in his county commision re-election bid.

Flushing’s next council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and will be held in the old municipal building.

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