The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Court Action Keeps Raritan Busy

The president and trustees met in the meeting room of the Raritan Fire House September 11, 2008, with trustees Blender, Waller, Powless, and Magee answering roll call.

Trustee Blender opened with prayer. Visitors were Doug Hensley and Bob McGriff. Trustee Waller made a motion, second by trustee Anders to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Bills presented were as follows: Waste Management $782.00; Municipal Clerks of Illinois $30.00; Dallas Rural Water $939.86; Ron Stombaugh $621.00; Thompson Insurance $300.00; Murphy's $90.00; Dennis Rankin $129.40; PDC $54.50; Ameren IP $257.57; Jay Blender $435.00; Gary Powless $90.00; Carlyn Anders $139.60; Phil Anders $188.57; Richard Knapp $5.60. Trustee Blender made a motion, second by trustee Magee to pay the above bills. Motion carried.

President Knapp reported that Doug Hensley will go to court September 22, 2008, for trial. He pleaded not guilty.

Strode pleaded guilty and paid the fine. Wallace was found guilty and fined.

It was recommended that the Livermores get a permit for their new fence and then pending court case will be dismissed.

Doug Hensley was present and stated he planned to clean up his yard and mow the grass by court date of September 22, 2008.

It was decided to get the Huss property appraised. President Knapp will get an appraiser for the property.

President Knapp reported that WIRC wants to have a village meeting to discuss the rehabilitation program.

Clerk Blender was instructed to contact Waste Management for roll offs for the week end of October 3, 4, and 5.

A discussion was held about the vandalism at the park. It was reported that there was a hole on the north side of the park in the ditch which needed to be fixed. Trustee Waller will take care of this.

Trustee Powless made a motion, second by Blender, and unanimous approval of board. The meeting was adjourned to the next regular meeting night. Motion carried.