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Board Decides To Collect Electrical Waste

By: Shirley Linder, Quill Editor

At the regular meeting of the Stronghurst village board on Monday, February 4th, it was decided to let Stronghurst residents drop off small electrical appliances and electronics at the village truck shed during the month of February. The recyclable items will be taken to Warren Achievement in Monmouth. People were asked to put their drop offs in a pile which is already started.

Ronnie Gittings reported the new well is up and running. The two lines, which fed into one, created enough turbulence to mess up the gallon per minute meter creating the need to reposition it into the well house. The cost for material to do this will be around $600-$700 and will need someone with specialized equipment to do the job.

Gittings had also received a bid on a new truck which would be identical to their current truck. The truck would cost $32,000 plus would be equipped like the one they now have with a dump bed, snow plow, and hydraulic for an added cost of $31,000.

However, this does include a spreader at a cost of $3,400 that Gittings does not feel is necessary since they already have one that would fit on either truck. Therefore, that amount could be subtracted from the total amount of $63,000.

Mike Bohnenkamp inquired if new tires would need to be put on right away but Gittings said "no, they would probably last for 2 to 2 1/2Ĺ years."

Since all trustees were not present, it was decided to table a decision until everyone was present in March to voice their opinion.

The January police report included: hours worked-144; squad car patrol mileage-737; total traffic stops-4; verbal warnings-3; uniform traffic tickets-3; service calls-5; agency assists-1; arrests-1; and business courtesy checks-18.

In other business:

Present: Trustees, Mike Bohnenkamp, David Vancil, Brendan Schaley, Amanda Kane; Employees, Lou Ann Nortrup, Arbry Vancil, Ronnie Gittings, Mike Nelson, Attorney Bill Rasmussen; Guests, Sara Nimrick, Linda Clifton, Fern Fude, Betty Waterman, Shirley Linder. Mayor Eric Chockley arrived at 7:35 p.m. and Trustees Deb Hale and Tony Anderson were absent.

Board adjourned at 7:45 p.m. until the next regular meeting to be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.