A new sweet treat option will open soon in Willard. City manager Jim Ludban said Lisa’s Ice Cream was approved for its loan and expects to open its operation in about 90 days at the former Alivia’s Ice Cream, 302 Walton St., Willard.
“That will be a good addition for the summer in the downtown area,” Ludban said. “We really appreciate that.”
In addition to approving several new safety features for the Willard Police Department, council members heard how the finance center will take a safer step in the right direction with new bulletproof glass replacing the standard windows in the station.
Another change at Monday’s meeting came in the unanimous approval to change council meeting times. Previously scheduled for 7:30 p.m., the quorum now will meet a half-hour sooner — at 7 p.m. — on the first and third Monday of each month for regular meetings. The new time goes into effect beginning with the May 6 meeting.
Council also heard “good reports” in support of the city’s economy.
The city manager and council president James Johnson also took time to let citizens know they are aware of reports of letters circulating in the area, which allege to be from American Electric Power (AEP). The letter stated costs were going to increase and the homeowner needed to contact the listed energy adviser if he or she didn’t want the price hike.
“We looked into it and it is not from AEP,” Ludban said. “That’s not going to happen. Rates are not going to increase.”
Johnson urged residents to be aware of the false letter and not to respond to it, but to know the city was aware of the matter.