Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 8 at 7:30pm
Hesperia just celebrated their annual Family Fun Fest with lots of folks taking part in the variety of activities and an epic fireworks display. There’s a lot of community spirit in the village that straddles the county lines of Newaygo and Oceana. They love their high school sports, the local library and enjoy the many other gifts small town Michigan living can bring.
But they can’t seem to get enough Village Council members together to hold a meeting these days.
As we have reported previously, two council members, Mike Maynard and Gerald Derks have not shown up since the scheduled assembly in March. Village President Mike Farber has called several meetings to order over the past months only to see them end with the council falling short of the requisite numbers needed to hold a meeting.
“It’s frustrating,” said Farber. “They are keeping us from moving forward as a town. Fortunately we have a great staff. Our clerk, office personnel, the police chief, our public works, they’re all doing an outstanding job despite the issues on the council.”
Recall language for one of the two in absentia members has apparently been accepted.
Until further action is taken or a change during the November elections occurs those who attend tonight in hopes of seeing a meeting take place could continue to come away disappointed.