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Mayor Reads Letter Of Resignation
Biggsville Board President Janet Monville read her letter of resignation effective September 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. for personal and physical reasons.
She said it has been an honor to serve as President of the Village of Biggsville for the past five years and three months.
She feels that she has accomplished a lot but still a lot of work remains. She had hoped to have completed the water project and other projects. She thanked all that have helped her.
The regular session of the Biggsville Village Board met in the Community Center with President Janet Monville leading all in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Trustees present were:
Dale Allenbaugh, Jack Brokaw, Marilyn Evans, Gloria Minard (7:08 p.m.), Bob Onion, and Brian Sterett. Treasurer - Gloria Jones. Clerk - Frank Jones.
Visitors - Bill Leonard, Leroy Rice, Dan Gibb, Richard Johnson, and Dale Gall (7:50 p.m.).
After usual business was conducted, the board discussed the cost of the ball park light bulbs. Bob Onion will check other sources for future purchases.
Dick Johnson of the Parks and Recreation Committee reviewed the minutes of the last meeting noting:
1) A community wide picnic is being planned for August 20, 2006 with a pot- luck lunch starting at noon.
2)The Committee is working on the Heritage Day Parade.
3)The Committee asked if the village maintenance could check waste barrels and put in liners as needed.
4)Multi-roll paper dispensers have been installed at West Park.
5)The committee is working with the National Honor Society for possible park clean-up.
Streets: Dale Allenbaugh reported that Jeff Lant has been filling pot holes.
Water: President Janet Monville reported the water quality meeting for land owners between Biggsville and Media went well.
Sewer: Marilyn Evans asked if algae is normal covering the lagoon.
Zoning: Bill Leonard said the Biggsville Museum looks like a barn and this doesn't match the building permit.
Other standing committees of the Village Board had no specific reports.
President Janet Monville said the village attorney has sent correspondence to the Bundy's attorney asking for a decision to be made.
Leroy Rice was present and advised the board he is continuing to tear down his old shed. The board is okay that progress is being made and for this project to continue.
President Janet Monville advised the board that Mr. Rice would like the sidewalk west of his house removed and back lowered.
Rice said he could use the dirt in his yard but needed to wait for the contractor to be available. This would be at no cost to the village.
Mike Boyd has only seven mowers outside his building and those will be moved by the weekend. This looks very nice.
Marilyn Evans reported they are working on their garage. Rick Olson has mowed. The Stout property has been mowed.
Ray Schwigen has trimmed his bushes.
President Janet Monville will contact Clara McVey about the tree growing out of the old station.
The board discussed the height of the bushes at intersections.
President Janet Monville read a letter from the EPA advising the village is not in compliance with the radium in the water supply.
Monville will send a letter to the EPA on what has transpired. The village may be fined $32,500 per day for not being in compliance, plus an administration penalty of an additional $27,500.
The board discussed the need for a larger trash container. A ten-yard container runs $92.50 per month.
Dale Allenbaugh feels the village should have a dumpster. This was tabled until other options can be investigated.
The Leckbee property needs cleaned up but the ownership is in question.
Dale Gale asked if the village could trim the trees over the streets within the Village.
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Biggsville Community Building.
Frank H. Jones-Clerk