Medina code officer will retire in September

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 June 2019 at 10:19 am

‘Together we did some fantastic things and now Medina seems at the brink of a wonderful future and I believe the best is yet to come.’ – Martin Busch

MEDINA – Marty Busch, Medina’s code enforcement officer, is retiring on Sept. 28 with his last day in the office on Aug. 13.

Busch has been the village’s code enforcement officer for 24 years, during a time of renaissance in the downtown business district and expansion in Medina’s Business Park.

In a letter to the Village Board on June 24, Busch thanked the village officials and community for the opportunity to work in Medina.

“The job introduced me to people, took me places and showed me things I never could have imagined,” Busch wrote in his letter. “Most of all I am extremely grateful to have worked with and for the most dedicated, hard working and in some cases brave people I have ever known. Medina is truly blessed to have such public employees and officials.”

Busch said it has been a team effort as Medina has enjoyed significant recent investment in many building projects.

“Together we did some fantastic things and now Medina seems at the brink of a wonderful future and I believe the best is yet to come,” Busch said in his letter.

He attended Monday’s Village Board meeting and updated the board on the new 58-room Cobblestone Suites hotel that is under construction on Maple Ridge Road next to Pride Pak. Busch said the foundation is done and the building will start to take shape soon.

The company wants to open the new hotel in March 2020.

Mayor Michael Sidari praised Busch for his service to the village.

In other action at Monday’s meeting, the board:

• Accepted the resignation of Don Marchner as a callman in the Medina Fire Department. Marchner has been responding to fire calls for 52 years. He is a former career firefighter and then police officer for Medina.

In his retirement, he has remained active with the Fire Department. He also stops by every morning to have coffee with the firefighters, said Fire Chief Tom Lupo.

“He has served us well and we wish him well in his future,” Lupo said.

Marcher sent a June 12 letter to the village, announcing he was stepping down as a callman on June 30.

“I wish to thank the residents of the village for giving me the opportunity to serve them,” Marchner wrote. “I also wish my fellow brother firefighters the best of luck in the future and stay safe. I appreciate what each and every one of you have done for me. Keep up the good work, and remember, Protect and Serve.”

• Approved spending $2,000 to dispose of old court records from 1880 to 2011. The village and towns of Ridgeway and Shelby are each paying $2,000 to dispose of 252 boxes of old court records.