The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst Farmers Market On Street

by: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

Last month the Stronghurst Village board said "yes" to the Farmers Market being held in the village park. However, the Stronghurst Booster Club prefers it be held up town the same as last year. So beginning Wednesday, May 31st, the Farmer's Market will be held on the west side of the street in the business district from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bill Roberts brought a complaint to the board regarding his neighbors 10 dogs, which bark excessive. The property also has a lot of litter. Roberts was advised to contact the Henderson County Health Department. Deputy Henshaw reported the Sheriff's Department would look into the situation to see if the dogs are licensed.

Curt Eisenmayer told of having been approached by a citizen regarding the use of business buildings in times of a tornado alert. He stated this was not something the village would want to be involved in due to liability. He spoke of other tornadoes where people had gathered in a public building and were all killed, while others gathered in a building and survived. He passed out papers to the members reminding them of what the disaster warning signal is: Siren-2 minutes solid blast; 15 seconds off; repeat 4 times-Take Cover. All clear is: Siren-4 short blasts; 15 seconds off; repeat 4 times.

Eisenmayer also assured the board they would not lose their bulk water sales, it would just be a matter of changing the angle of the pipe.

Lawrence Neff had obtained three bids for a new sidewalk at the Methodist parsonage. The board voted to accept the lowest bid of $1825 from Pflasterer's Carpentry to do the sidewalk.

The board has given up obtaining information for a village police, due to the high price of gasoline, salaries and the cost of a vehicle. Tony Anderson was directed to contact the WIC regarding any free help that might be available for the summer.

Otherwise, there are no plans for hiring summer help. There's was no report from the sheriff's office this month due to computer problems.

Present: Trustees, Juanita Jarvis, Cory Fox, Tony Griepentrog, David Vancil and Lawrence Neff; President Eric Chockley; Clerk Lori Russell; Treasurer, Lou Ann Nortrup; Employee, Tony Anderson; Deputy Steve Henshaw; visitors, Bill Roberts and Curt Eisenmayer. Absent was trustee Angela Myers.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.