Ferris Township Board appoints new trustee

By Meghan Nelson • Last Updated 4:13 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

From left, Ferris Township Supervisor Randy Stearns, Trustee Dan Calverley and Treasurer Janice Jourdan ask Kevin Hills about his availability to serve as township trustee. Hills was unanimously appointed to the township board Monday. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

FERRIS TOWNSHIP — Once again, Ferris Township has a full board to serve its residents.

On Monday, the township board held a special meeting to fill an open trustee position after former trustee Randy Stearns was appointed to fill the supervisor position, which was vacated when Brian Stratton resigned.

New Ferris Township Trustee Kevin Hills looks over the list of requirements for the position. Hills was unanimously voted to join the board during a special meeting Monday. — Daily News/Meghan Nelson

Kevin Hills, who served on Ferris Township’s Board of Review, attended Monday’s meeting to voice his desire to serve as a trustee.

“I think it’s important to step up and do your part in the community,” Hills said. “I look forward to it.”

Hills has lived in Ferris Township for the past 26 years and moved there from Richland Township.

“I got married and had a couple youngsters and outgrew the house we were living in,” Hills told the township board. “We moved over here and have been living here ever since.”

Trustee Dan Calverley asked Hills how long he had served the township’s board of review, and Hills estimated it was around 15 years.

The only other question the board had for Hills was if he would be able to attend the township’s meetings, which Hills said would not be an issue.

“Kevin’s had years of experience with this township and he’s done a good job as (Board of Review) chairman,” said Calverley, before making a motion to appoint Hills as trustee.

The board unanimously voted for Hills to join them on the Ferris Township Board.

Trustees plan to hold another special meeting to discuss the cemetery’s sexton’s contract and meeting policies and procedures but have not yet set a date for that meeting. The next regular meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. July 13 (the board typically meets quarterly).

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