The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Two More Needed For Stronghurst Home Improvement Grant

by Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

President Chockley told board members on Monday, March 5th that two more qualifying candidates are needed for the home improvement grant the village will receive. Eight candidates are already locked in for improvements to their homes.

A map of the targeted area, for improvement, will be placed in the display case at the village hall. Anyone living in that area, who is interested in improvements may contact Chockley.

City employees will pick up tree limbs that fell during the recent ice storm if homeowners will pile them along the street or alley.

Kyle Klees and his attorney Jenny Cleaver-Kirkman of Burlingon, IA were present inquiring about the ordinance forbidding placement of a mobile home within the city limits.

The village ordinance states that the wheels and tongue must be removed and the home placed on a slab of cement or blocks. It was also brought to their attention a permit must be obtained before beginning placement.

Terry Myers on behalf of the Henderson County Board and Economic Development informed everyone of an upcoming meeting to be held at West Central's North campus on March 19th, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will focus on water and sewer issues at the North campus and grant seeking opportunities to solve problems there.

A letter from Richard Clifton of Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab encouraged everyone to consider volunteering at the nursing home.

Cory Fox presented information on trade-in values of the village"s vehicles. He also reviewed several options and prices for de-icing chemicals to use on the cities streets.

It was decided that the village will either have the power for truck parking shut off or be transferred to the elevator if they choose to do so.

Scott Ford reported on current laws regarding the placement of a bathroom facility at the park. No action was taken.

Tony Anderson gave an update on the raw water main replacement. An ad in the Quill asking local contractor's for bids to do the work.

The board voted to purchase a new master meter and other equipment needed at the water plant at an estimated cost of $6,000.

Anderson will check on a possible insurance claim at the water plant from the ice storm.

Anderson reported that a $1,000 donation for the cannon fund has been received from the Stronghurst Community Corporation.

Present: President Eric Chockley; Trustees, Juanita Jarvis, David Vancil, Lawrence Neff, Angela Myers, Tony Griepentrog, and Cory Fox; Clerk, Lori Russell; Treasurer, Lou Ann Nortrup; Employees, Tony Anderson, Scott Ford; Deputy Dave Thompson; Guests, Terry Myers, Chris Cook, Peter Klees, Kyle Klees, Kyle's Fiancˇ, and Jenny Cleaver-Kirkman.

The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.