The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Farmers Market To Be Held In Park

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

At last month's village board meeting the Stronghurst Booster Club requested permission to hold the Farmer's Market in the Stronghurst Village Park. However, the legality of selling in the park was of concern to the trustees so the matter was tabled. On March 3rd at the regular meeting the Stronghurst Trustees granted permission for the Farmer's Market to be held in the park on Wednesday evenings from June 7th through September 27th.

Since complaints have been received by board members that "mean" dogs are running at large within the village, President Eric Chockley suggested the village have an ordinance on vicious animals included in their new ordinance book. The members reviewed several vicious animal ordinances from other villages to cover the problem. A vicious animal ordinance was selected and passed unanimously by the trustees.

The Sheriff's office report given by Deputy Steve Henshaw for the month of March consisted of: three arrests for speeding; three arrests for seat belt violations. Other items on the report included: dog bite-home; criminal damage to property; theft over $300; driving under the influence of alcohol and other traffic offenses.

Melvin Roth of Security Savings requested the gutter on Broadway Street in front of Security Savings be repaired. Security Savings is willing to pay 50-50 for the repair. The decision was tabled until David Vancil can obtain bids for costs.

Tony Anderson reported that when the new generator was placed at the fire station, the sprout for bulk water sales would need to be removed. After some discussion the matter was tabled until more information could be obtained.

Cory Fox, having been asked to do some research on salaries for a city police, gave written reports to the board on some of the salaries for the surrounding villages. He was then asked to do some research on grants to obtain a police car.

Lawrence Neff expressed concern regarding the lean-to's cropping up for garages. Since they are not a permanent fixture there is no ordinance to prevent them. Lawrence will talk with the zoning committee about a change.

It was reported the booster club sign for the business district is up and a thank you from the Booster Club was read.

Angela Myers and Juanita Jarvis will be in charge of getting volunteers to do the flower beds in the park and around two of the welcome to Stronghurst signs.

The board entered closed session at 8:17 p.m. for the purpose of personnel.

They reconvened in open session at 8:40 p.m.

On a motion by David Vancil, seconded by Lawrence Neff a motion that the Bank of Stronghurst would maintain the village's CDs for the year, was passed.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m. until Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Present: President Eric Chockley, Trustees, Juanita Jarvis, Angela Myers, Lawrence Neff, David Vancil and Cory Fox, Secretary Lori Russell, treasurer Lou Ann Nortrup, Employee Tony Anderson, Deputy Steve Henshaw. Trustee Tony Griepentrog was absent.