Fore takes helm in Hillcrest

Jason Fore (left) and Tim Ball (right) each took oaths before returning to the Village of Hillcrest Board of Trustees during the board's monthly meeting on Wednesday. Fore will serve as village president, while Ball returns as a trustee.

New president, trustees sworn into office

HILLCREST — The Village of Hillcrest Board of Trustees swore in new officials during its monthly board meeting Wednesday evening. Jason Fore took his oath of office and became the new village president, while Tim Ball took his oath to return as board trustee. Fore takes over for Rich Elliott, who was the acting president since September 2018.

“I want to thank everybody for their support,” Fore said. “It’s going to take all of us as a community to follow through… I appreciate each and every individual that sits on this board, and if there’s one thing that’s going to happen over these next four years, it’s following through. We’re not going to talk about things. We’re going to put things out there, we’re going to be transparent and we’re going to start following through on things. That’s a promise.”

As the new sitting president, Fore appointed two new members to the board of trustees including Dan Potter and Rick Rhodes, who were each approved and sworn in shortly after. Fore also appointed Elliott, who was approved and sworn in, to the board of trustees on a temporary basis until the board can find a full-time replacement.

“Dan has quite the extensive background from running businesses,” Fore said. “I feel really confident he’d be a great addition to our board. He has the same moral values that the majority of our community members have… Rick has extensive knowledge of water and fire. He’s a long-time resident and business owner, and he’d be another great asset to this community.”

Fore announced on Wednesday that the village will conduct its hydrant flushing during business hours from May 13-17. Fore also said the village will host its cleanup day on June 8.

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