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New Signs To Be Removed In Stronghurst

by: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

The new handicapped parking signs that were recently placed on the east side of Broadway Street must now come down, due to not conforming with state laws.

Mike Bohnenkamp, a disability advocate, informed the board an access lane is needed for each of the handicap parking stalls, meaning instead of two parking spaces, it would require using four spaces.

According to regulations there are an adequate number of handicapped parking spaces now without the addition of two more.

There is also regulations as to signage for these parking spaces, and Mike would be willing to work with the village employees to get these properly placed.

It was voted to rescind the ordinance for added handicapped spaces and the signs will be removed due to further legal consideration.

George Russell of McClure Engineering reported four bids were received for the replacement of the raw water main. The lowest bid of $25,930 from Ingledue Excavating Services in Macomb was accepted.

In other business:

The board entered executive session at 8:30 p.m. for the purpose of employee raises.

They entered open session again at 8:45 p.m.

On a motion by Tony Griepentrog, seconded by Angela Myers, the board voted to give all employees a 3% raise.

On a motion by Cory Fox, seconded by Juanita Jarvis it was voted to hire a part time summer employee. The person must be 16 years of age and will work a minimum of 3 days a week at minimum wage. Resumes are requested by April 30th.

Present: Mayor Eric Chockley; Trustees Tony Griepentrog, Juanita Jarvis, Angela Myers, and Cory Fox. Absent Lawrence Neff and David Vancil; Employee Tony Anderson; Treasurer Lou Ann Nortrup; Clerk Lori Russell; Deputy Dave Thompson; Guests George Russell, and Mike Bohnenkamp.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, 2007, at 7:00 at the Village Hall.