Council honors superintendent

By Cecilia Fox -

WEST MILTON — The West Milton Village Council honored Ginny Rammel with a resolution thanking her for her years of service to the community at their meeting Tuesday.

Each member of council added personal touches to the resolution, reflecting on Rammel’s influence on their lives.

“I learned from Ginny to never accept no as an answer,” Mayor Fred Francis read from the resolution. “And I’ll miss her delicious lasagna.”

Councilwoman Sarah Copp remembered Rammel as her elementary school principal.

“Now as a parent, I have come to know her as a generous, outgoing, loving, trustworthy, caring and hardworking woman who I admire,” she said.

Rammel retired at the end of the school year after 39 years with the district.

“I just have to say, it’s hard to walk away from something you truly love,” Rammel said, accepting a framed copy of the resolution.

Council heard the first reading of resolutions placing issues on the ballot asking voters to consider an opt-out gas service and electric utility aggregation program.

“Aggregation lets the community go out and get bids for both electric and gas supply, but it has to be voted on by the public,” Municipal Manager Matt Kline explained.

West Milton’s current community savings agreement with DP&L expires in May 2017, making now a good time to bring this issue to the voters, Kline said.

A special meeting will be held at the next council workshop, July 26, to vote on these resolutions.

The company West Milton would contract with for representation when bidding for utility services, AGE, would also be representing about a dozen other communities, Kline added.

The council also recognized the July Community Pride Award winners. This month, the winners are the Milton-Union school district, Edward and Kay Bratka, and Ralph and Kathryn Warner

The mayor invited the community to nominate locations for next month’s award.

The regional chairman of Gifts for Yanks, Bob Stegman of the Tipp City American Legion, thanked the community for its donation to the program. The village donates leftover funds from the Memorial Day Hometown Heroes banner display to the Gifts for Yanks program every year.

By Cecilia Fox

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