The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Stronghurst Lifts Request For Conserving Water

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

Due to recent rains and the community's cooperation the Stronghurst Village Board has been able to lift their request for limited water usage. According to Ronnie Gittings they will continue to monitor the well weekly, but for now it is doing o.k.

Gittings told the board there is no time table yet for having the new well up and running but it should be within the next couple of months and the water has been tested so they are just waiting on papers.

Attorney Bill Rasmussen brought the petitions needed to get the selling of package liquor on the ballot in April. A copy of the petitions has been sent to Marcella Cisna, Henderson County Clerk for approval. In the mean time the ballots will remain with Clerk Lou Ann Nortrup until the day signatures can start being collected. There are 570 registered voters, within the city limit, so approximately 150 signatures will be needed on the petitions. Mayor Chockley told Deb Hale and Amanda Kane they are in charge of getting the petitions signed.

The police report given by Arbry Vancil for the month of August included: 145 hours worked, 9 traffic stops, 4 verbal warnings, 3 written warnings, 2 uniform traffic tickets, 9 service calls, 4 agency assists, 2 arrests, and 24 business courtesy checks.

Mike Bohnenkamp reported the police department was gearing up for September 22nd in preparation for the demolition derby at the fair grounds.

He said they will have 2 or 3 officers on duty as they don't want an incident like last year. Technically the fair grounds are not in the city limits and Tony Anderson, playing devil's advocate, asked what would happen if they arrested someone and they questioned the city police's right for arresting. After some discussion Bohnenkamp said he would talk to Sheriff Haynes about deputizing the officers so there would be no legal ramifications

Other business included:*Gittings reported there is a water leak at the fair ground and the water has been shut off there.

Present were: Mayor Eric Chockley; Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, Deb Hale, Amanda Kane, David Vancil, Tony Anderson; Employees, Lou Ann Nortrup, Ronnie Gittings, Mike Nelson, Arbry Vancil, and Attorney Bill Rasmussen; Guests Shirley Linder.

The next regular board meeting will be held Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.