The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Tuesday, October 26, at Tin Cupboard.
Members Present: PG Jellison, Randy Diller, Amy Spriggs, Eric Brackman, Connor Rammel, Sue Heiser, &
The meeting was called to order by president, Shawn Robinson
Secretary Report: PG Jellison made a motion to approve the September meeting minutes seconded by Sue
Treasurers Report: Checking account beginning balance $6,527.10 disbursements totaling $53.00, receipts
totaling $0.00, with an ending balance of $6,474.10. Cash on hand is $34.00 and the Fort Recovery Scholarship
Fund $9,632.39 for a grand total of $16,140.49. Connor Rammel made a motion to approve
the October treasurers report, seconded by Amy Spriggs.
• Amy Wendel from Wabash will be taking over as the new Chamber Secretary moving forward.
• The Chamber wants to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Megan Steinberg for holding this position
for 6 years!
• Connor Rammel made a motion for the Chamber to donate $500.00 to the Fort Recovery
Merchants, which is half of the Christmas Open House Shopping Spree. Sue Heiser approved with a
first motion and was seconded by Amy Spriggs.
• Connor Rammel made a motion for the Chamber to donate $100.00 to the Fort Recovery Girl
Scouts for the purchase of Christmas lights for the Santa House. Ted Romer approved with a first
motion and was seconded by Randy Diller.
• It was decided amongst the membership at the meeting that the Chamber would again pay for
half of Santa this year down at the Santa House.
• 49 reroute project is still underway. The Village is working diligently with ODOT to get the new
and improved road to officially become State Route 49. For now, it remains the “truck route”. There
is a public hearing on this matter scheduled for Nov. 15th at Village Hall.
• A grant has been received for the State Route 119 reconstruction project. The Village is still
working on the final details of this. This project is tentatively scheduled for 2024/2025.
• Two operating renewal levies are on the ballot. A 2.3 mill current expense levy and a 2.5 mill
street maintenance levy. Both are renewals so no new funds are being requested.
• Water tower coating is completed and looks great. New coating should last the Village another
• The Village is currently looking at locations for a 2nd water tower in town.
• Trees in the downtown have been pull and removed from the Brick Street. The Village will be
replacing them soon. The Village will also be removing the current flower boxes/pots in the
downtown. They have plans moving forward to replace with something else.
• Jalyn Bruns finished 4th in the State for Golf
• Boy Football team has made it to the playoffs and will play Arcanum at Arcanum, Saturday,
October 30th at 7pm.
• Halloween Parade will take place October 31st. Line up is at 2 p.m. in front of the High School.
Judging will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Van Trees Park. If it rains, judging will take place in the High
School gym. Trick or treating will be from 3-5 p.m. instead of 4-6 p.m.
• Christmas Open House will take place November 11-14. Kickoff will begin with a Thankful
Thursday event including the annual tree lighting at 8 p.m. Sales will take place through the
weekend. On Sunday, merchants will be open from 11-4 with tentative carriage rides, live nativity,
opera house tours and Santa house.
• Merchants are discussing tying the 1st Thursday in December with Wangler Hardware’s Ladies
• Next meeting is scheduled for November 23rd at 7:30 a.m. at Tin Cupboard.
• Nothing to report.
• Various updates to grounds taking place. Renewals for 5-year sponsorship signage is in the
works. Carl Pleiman is coming around to businesses.
• All the sod has been laid. Focus will be shifting to girls’ softball as they are trying to get that
field ready for this coming season. The boys will be playing this coming season at the old facility.
• 600 WOW tickets left for sale.
Historical Society & Project Recovery:
• One of a Kind Auction was a success. Hoping for a record profit.
Tomorrow Technology Today:
• October is Cyber Security awareness month! Check TtechT’s website and Facebook page for
updates on how you can join webinars to protect you and your business from Cyber threats.
• Annual mailing has been sent out for their fundraiser drive.
• Sue Heiser reported that WCSM Radio will officially be sold to Brent and Danielle Selhorst. The
transaction will take place hopefully before the end of the year. Per Sue, nothing major with the
radio station will be changing. They have some fresh and new ideas in store.
Eric Brackman made a motion to adjourn.
The next meeting is scheduled for November 30th @ Tin Cupboard
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