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Village Board Sets Clean Up Day for Friday

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

Stonghurst city wide clean-up day has been set for Friday, May 25th by the village board at their regular meeting May 7th.  All items need to be curbside by 6:00 a.m. for pick up. Waste Management has also notified the village that they have a new schedule and trash pick up will begin at 6:00 a.m. on the regular pick up days.

Angela Myers reported that city wide garage sale day will be Saturday, June 16th.

Newly elected trustees, Lawrence Neff, Angela Myers, and Chris Cook were sworn in by clerk Lori Russell.

George Russell with McClure Engineering reported the raw water main has been installed and all that remains is the clean up and seeding. He also informed the board that the old well has to be retired out of service. Lawrence Neff moved to approve a bid from Kremer Well Drilling in the amount of  $1,915 to seal the old well with a second from Tony Griepentrog. Motion carried.

It was approved that one handicapped parking space will be constructed on the east side of Broadway Street in the vicinity of Bygones & Buds and The Antiquity. Two parking spaces will be used to make it accessible.

Bill Roberts brought a complaint to the board regarding a neighbor's dogs and trash. After discussion as to the best way to handle the problem it was agreed to turn it over to the sheriff's department.

Three applications were received by the village for part time summer employment. Angela Myers and David Vancil looked at the applications and agreed that Tony Anderson should interview the three and make the decision on which one to hire.

Anderson reported on the status of the cannon project. Bricks are being sold at $100 each to help fund the project. The board voted to accept a bid from McClure Masonry, Inc., of Burlington, IA for $5,930 to construct the new pedestal for the cannon. The village employees will handle the rest of the renovations.

Following a discussion of resurrecting a clean up committee it was decided instead of a committee they would turn all village ordinance violations over the sheriff's department, which would issue a ticket.

In other business the board:

Present were: Mayor Eric Chockley; Trustees, Lawrence Neff, Angela Myers, Tony Griepentrog, Cory Fox., Chris Cook, and David Vancil; Clerk, Lori Russell; Treasurer, Lou Ann Nortrup; Deputy David Thompson; Employees Tony Anderson and Scott Ford; Guests, George Russell, and Bill Roberts.

The next village board meeting will be held on Monday, June 4th, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.