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City Council Honors Bob Fetters

| December 19, 2017

Michele Fetters proudly stands behind her husband Councilman Bob Fetters (left) and her son Councilman Chad Johnson. Bob was honored for his years of service as a councilman at the Dec. 18 Coshocton City Council meeting. Contributed | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Council used its last meeting of 2017 on Dec. 18 to honor Councilman Bob Fetters.

Fetters was elected to council in 1998 after retiring from General Electric where he worked for 36 years. He has served on every city council committee at least once, but is turning over his seat to Michael Gross who defeated him in the November election.

“We congratulate you on your many years of service,” said Mayor Steve Mercer, who presented Fetters with a certificate of appreciation.

Bob and his wife Michele, whom he’s been married to for 46 years, posed for pictures with council and then he delivered a few comments of his own.

“Twenty years is a lot of ordinances and resolutions,” Bob said.

He thanked all those whom he has served with and gave a special thank you to the citizens of Coshocton.

“Thank you to the voters of Coshocton who have passed levies that put our budget in the black,” Bob said. “Thank you to my wife also who has allowed me to be away for about a thousand Monday evenings. I also hope you all welcome Mike as I did you when you first started out.”

Safety Service Director Max Crown expressed his appreciation for Bob’s help when he first started out in his position.

“Thank you Mr. Fetters for your long service and I certainly appreciate all the help you have given me since I got on here. I know you will continue to be a watch dog,” Crown said.

Bob assured him that he will still be around.

“I’ll be in touch,” Bob told Crown.

Sheriff Tim Rogers added that Bob has been a real pleasure to work with and City Auditor Sherry Kirkpatrick said Bob was always one to ask questions.

“Thank you for being such a great role model,” Councilman Glenn Mishler said.

During the meeting council also passed ordinance 57-17, authorizing the mayor or service director to sign all documents necessary for the city to purchase property at 135 Bridge St. in Coshocton.

The city is hoping to be able to tear the house down this spring as another step to cleaning up the neighborhood. Mercer shared that both the purchase of the property and the demolition of it is being funding by a foundation.

When it was time for a motion to end the meeting, council let Bob make the motion that they adjourn.

“Thank you for your service to your community,” Council President Cliff Biggers said to Bob to wrap up the final city council meeting of 2017.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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