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Contract Renewed With Waste Management

By: Shirley Linder, Editor

The Village of Stronghurst board renewed a 2 year contract with Waste Management for recycling and garbage pick up at the regular board meeting held January 5th.

Following a discussion on the village water tower, the item was tabled until a later date, when an independent inspection could be made of the tower before making any final decisions on whether to consider repairing or replacing.

Warren Fassett reported he had a buyer for his property, located in Stronghurst and would keep the board updated on the process of the sale. He had previously been given a 30 day extension on his court case.

Clerk Lori Russell was directed to make up a monthly calendar which would include ordinances due for signatures, pay raise discussions, etc.

The fair board was asked to get dates and figures together for the village board in regards to reimbursement of payments on a dumpster at the fair ground. The dumpster is included in the village's contract with Waste Management and should not have been billed to the fair board.

Chris Cook asked the board to support Heritage Trail, September 26 and 27th as they make it a celebration of Lincoln's 200th birthday.

On a motion by Angela Myers, seconded by Mike Nelson, the board voted to become a member of the Stronghurst Booster Club at a cost of $20 per year. Cook said individuals were also encouraged to become members of the booster club.

The board gave Tony Anderson permission to buy a second generator for use in case of an extended electrical outage.

Present: Mayor Eric Chockley; Trustees, Mike Nelson, Angela Myers, Chris Cook, and David Vancil, (absent: Lawrence Neff and Tony Griepentrog);

Clerk Lori Russell; Treasurer Lou Ann Nortrup; Employee Tony Anderson;

Guests, Eric Moe, Warrant Fassett and Curt Eisenmayer.

The board adjourned at 8:05 p.m. until the next regular meeting to be held on Monday, Feburary 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the village hall.