Barker board will meet daily at 7 p.m. in wake of fire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2019 at 4:19 pm

Photos courtesy of Barker Trustee Seanna Corwin-Bradley: This photo from today shows the Barker police station, which is also being used for the village office after a fire Sunday night.

BARKER – The Barker Village Board will be meeting at 7 p.m. daily until further notice, and welcomes residents to attend the sessions and share their concerns.

The meetings will be at the police station, which is serving as the temporary site for the village office after a fire Sunday night destroyed the village office and also the public library.

Barker village officials issued this statement this afternoon:

The Village of Barker Board of Trustees will be holding nightly meetings at 7 pm at the Barker Police Station at 1697 East Ave, Barker. The meetings will be open to the public and we encourage any residents with questions or concerns to attend. The meetings will be occurring until further notice.

Additionally, we have set up an email address for specific inquiries, concerns or media requests relating to the fire; it is

Should any residents need Notary Services, please email Trustee Corwin-Bradley at to set up a time for Notarial services until Clerk-Treasurer Amanda Detschner can obtain a new Notary stamp.

Our temporary Village Hall is now operational at the Barker Police Station at 1697 East Ave., should you need any assistance; our phone number has been forwarded to the Police Station and is 795-3777.

Again, thank you to our Village residents and community members for all of your assistance and support. It has been an emotional, overwhelming and overall excruciating 48 hours, but the spirit of Barker is alive and well and we can’t thank you all enough.

Mayor Aaron Nellist

Deputy Mayor Greg Kerth

Clerk-Treasurer Amanda Detschner

Trustee Seanna Corwin-Bradley

Trustee Jim Baker

Trustee Benjamin Seward

This photo shows the former library and village office after the fire.

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