The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Shirley Linder, Quill Editor
Stronghurst Village board members voted unanimously, Monday evening, to renew a one year contract with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department. There were no changes in the contract nor any price raise. The contract may be broken by either party with a 30 day written notice.
Sally Waddell, from Country Insurance, was present to go over the village's insurance contract. The total cost is $18,659, due in February.
It was voted to place two handicap parking signs on the east side of Broadway Street, one near the Antiquity and Bygones & Buds and the other near Fisher's Food Center.
A discussion was held in regard to establishing a quiet zone for the railroad. President Chockley had some information, taken from the internet, which stated the study would cost the village $100,000, which would not guarantee the request would be accepted. Should the zone be approved double gates would need to be put up at a cost to the village of $600,000 plus other costs for maintaining. At such a high cost the board decided not to pursue the matter.
A lengthy discussion was held regarding the abuse of the metered semi parking stalls the village has provided. Since the parking area is located on railroad property, the village cannot enforce any rules, so the matter was tabled until next month to make a final decision as what to do with the area.
Tony Anderson was given permission to put up permanent signs in the village park stating "no skate boarding" or "roller blading".
Anderson reported a fund has been set up at the Bank of Stronghurst, for the renovation of the cannon in the park.
The report from the Sheriff's office involved one arrest for speeding and an arrest for no driver's license.
Present: President Eric Chockley; Trustees, Lawrence Neff, Angela Myers, Juanita Jarvis, David Vancil, Tony Griepentrog and Cory Fox; Clerk Lori Russell; Treasurer Lou Ann Nortrup; Sheriff Mark Lumbeck; Employee Tony Anderson; Deputies Steve Henshaw and K Byers; Guests, Curt Eisenmayer and Sally Waddell