Following are some things of which you should be aware:

1. Coyotes have been spotted in the Village. Small pets should not be left outside unattended.
2. To help keep walkers out of the streets, shovel snow off your sidewalks.
3. All political signs should be removed by now.
4. This weekend brings the 2020-2021 deer cull program to an end. 6 deer were put down by the hunters; 4 more by cars.
5. By ordinance, a Charter Review Commission will be named this month. Its work will need to be completed by mid-June. If you are interested in being considered as a member of the commission, please send me an email. The email should include what you think are your qualifications to be named to the commission.
6. Village Council will continue to conduct its meetings via zoom for the foreseeable future. Council members will continue to meet in council chambers; the public can participate via zoom only.
7. A public forum for my annual State of the Village address will not be held this year. However, I will still give the address. It will be available in print on our website, and likely also via a podcast. My goal is to have this address available by March 1.
8. The 4 district council seats (Districts A, B, C and D) will be on the ballot in November 2021. I expect each of the incumbents to seek re-election. But if you have an interest in being on Village Council, please contact the Summit County Board of Elections for information on how to become a candidate. Alternatively, feel free to contact me for information.
9. The newly formed Watershed Committee is looking to add a representative from District A and one from District D. If you have an interest dealing with water control and green initiatives in the Village, and would like to be considered for the committee, please send me an email.

Stay safe, wear a mask, be well.