Several residents recently were reappointed to Bexley boards and commissions, and a longtime volunteer has decided to step aside.

Several residents recently were reappointed to Bexley boards and commissions, and a longtime volunteer has decided to step aside.

There were several reasons Dr. Terry Meyer decided not to serve again on the Bexley Board of Health.

"I'm going to be 74 years old by the end of this month," he said. "Second, I am now a Florida resident since I'm semi-retired."

Meyer also said that with David Madison no longer serving as mayor, it seemed like a good time to end his Bexley service. He and Madison were childhood friends.

"I think it is time to have the younger people with kids involved with the board of health," Meyer said.

Meyer got involved because he is a physician, was born and raised in Bexley and was interested in preventive health. He said Bexley has problems with mosquitoes, restaurants and rodents when residents don't take care of their homes.

"In a small community that is the major problem the health department has to deal with," he said.

Although he no longer will be actively involved with the Board of Zoning Appeals, Jim Merkel will serve as an alternate sub for the board.

Merkel, who grew up in Bexley, has been involved with the city for 27 years and saw his service as "a way to pay back the community and an opportunity to know what is going on in your community."

Stephen Kuss was appointed to the BZA. Kuss has been a resident of Bexley since 1978, with the exception of four years that he lived in Canal Winchester, he said.

"I always wanted to do something for the community," he said. "This is something I have some knowledge and experience in."

Kuss is a real estate agent, property owner and property manager. He also has done some small-scale development.

Mayor John Brennan maintains a list of potential candidates for boards and commissions. Anyone interested in serving can send a rsum to City Hall and specifically address which board or commission the applicant would like to serve on. Most appointments are for a three-year term, he said.

One goal is to have an attorney on each board or commission, Brennan said. For a board of recreation position, he might look for a candidate who has children involved in parks programs.

Members named to the Bexley Tree Commission were Ellen Bowden, Virginia Salamy, Linda Zupnick and Ed Young.

Appointed to the BZA were Don Brosius, Sheila Straub and Kuss.

Named to the planning commission were David Hodge, Kim Kellogg, Jan Zupnick and alternate Larry Long.

Rick Shapiro was named to the recreation board, Lee Nathans to civil service, Thomas R. Ryan to the board of health and Robert Schmitz to the tax review board.