logo_winch_sm-07HOPEDALE – With several important issues on the horizon now facing the Village of Hopedale, council members at the Aug. 12 meeting have called for a special town hall meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Hopedale’s Social Hall.

Several items are on the agenda but one of the priorities to be discussed is the levy for paving Main Street, which will be voted on in November. Other issues include the purchase of a new building for making it the village’s new municipal building. A third item on the list is to seek a tax on semis driving along Main Street who deliver goods to local businesses, according to Mayor, Lisa Zaucha.

Another issue that could be troublesome down the road is that fact that four seats on council will soon have to be replaced. At Wednesday’s meeting, Zaucha read a resignation letter from Council Member, Don Writesel Jr. and along with three other members who will not be seeking election after their terms expire on Dec. 31: Kris Sloan, Denise Santille and Zaucha herself who will be vacating the mayor’s seat as well.

According to the Harrison County’s Board of Elections, the deadline for seeking election was Aug. 5 and write-in candidates have until Aug. 24 in order to be eligible for the ballot.